January 14th, 2021

Ph Gov’t Extends validity of Seafarer’s Record Books, Other Documents

Manila, Philippines – The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) grants a one 1-year extension of validity for expiring Seafarer’s Record Books (SRBs) and Seafarer’s Identification and Record Books (SIRBs) on 01 January to 30 June 2021.

The issuance of this Advisory effectively amends Marina Advisory 2020-67, which stated the one (1) year extension of validity SIRBs and SRBs only for the year 2020 – from 13 March 2020 to 31 December 2020.

“All SRBs and SIRBs, expiring between 01 January to 30 June 2021, shall be extended for a period of one (1) year from the date of expiry without the need to file for their renewal at the Marina.Ph Gov’t Extends validity of Seafarer’s Record Books, Other Documents

This applies to SRBs or SIRBs of all Filipino seafarers who are onboard and ashore at the time of the expiry of their respective SIRBs or SRBs,” Marina stated in its advisory.

Marina strongly encourages seafarers on board plying international routes to apply for their respective Seafarer’s Identity Document (SID). Crewing agencies and shipping companies, meanwhile, are directed to submit the list of their crew members whose validity of their SIRBs and SRBs via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.