SEAFARERS IDENTIFICATION AND RECORD BOOK VALIDITY IS NOW 10 YEARS
The new Philippine Administration was duly inaugurated last June 30, 2016 with a motto “Change is Coming!”
The change also included the Philippine Manning Industry that the newly installed MARINA Administrator had signed a circular to extend the validity of SIRB to 10 years from June 29, 2016.
The validity of SIRB is now 10 years but the number of pages is still the same. The MARINA to check on this and should make adjustments.
The new Philippine Administration also promised to extend the validity of passport to 10 years, which we expect be implemented soon.
We expect more change to be implemented by the MARINA administration to benefit the seafarers of the world’s largest seafaring industry.