Implementation of the Philippine Seafarers Identification and Record Sheet (SIRS)


Due to unexpected delay in the replenishment of supply of the Philippine Seafarers Identification and Record Books (SIRB), Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) announced that they will be issuing  instead the Seafarers Identification and Record Sheet (SIRS) starting March 5, 2014 to Filipino seafarers applying for renewal of expired seaman’s book. The implementation of SIRS will be an interim measure only since the delivery of the regular seaman’s book is expected to resume within two weeks’ time.

 

MARINA has likewise notified the International Maritime Organization (IMO), flag states, and other maritime administrations of this interim measure for their guidance. The SIRS is valid for one (1) year from the date of issuance and contains biographical data  and other relevant information of the holder. The SIRS can be verified online at www.marina.gov.ph/verifySIRS.​





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