Extension of the Validity of the Philippine Seafarer’s Identification Record Book


Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) issued Advisory No. 2017-16 regarding the extension of the validity period of the Seafarer's Identification Record Book (SIRB) from five (5) to ten (10) years. 

The advisory, which was issued to all seafarers, shipowners, manning agencies, maritime training institutions, maritime higher education institutions, practical assessment centers, port state control authorities, and other entities and individuals concerned, is in line with MARINA Circular 2016-05 dated June 29, 2016 regarding the amendment to section VI of the revised rules on the issuance of enhanced SIRB. Said amendment will take effect immediately.

Read the full text of the MARINA Advisory No. 2017-16.​

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