Tuesday, November 3, 2009
SIRB RENEWAL WOES
Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book Application Now Made Easier
As part of its 10-point program the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) partnered with Pilipinas Teleserv, Inc. to make the application and processing of the Seafarer’s identification and Record Book (SIRB) easier and more convenient.
Teleserv developed the SIRB Express Application System (SEAS) in collaboration with MARINA developed more convenient option for seafarers who need to apply for a SIRB without having to go to the MARINA SIRB Processing Center. The service covers both SIRB application and renewal.
Starting March 16, 2009 seafarers have the option to call the SEAS Hotline at 737-7-737 or log onto the SEAS Online Application Website at www.sirb.com.ph to start the application process. The SEAS service will initially be available in Metro Manila only.
SEAS services also include an onsite delivery option for those seamen who opt to come to the MARINA office. The SIRB Drop Box System are for those who are present inside the Marina office but do not want to wait in line. They can endorse their application to MARINA and wait for their new SIRB to be delivered to them. On the other hand, the SIRB Express Delivery are for seamen processed their SIRB onsite but choose not to wait for its release. They also can have their new SIRB delivered to their homes.
It's Easy and Convenient
Get your SIRB with utmost convenience. No need to travel or wait in line, we'll pick up your documents, process your application, and deliver your new SIRB. Enjoy more time with the family.
Hope this service eases out a bit the perennial congestion at the 3rd flor of the MARINA office.
CAPT PAX SANCHEZ