The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has released MARINA Advisory No. 2022-41 on 04 August 2022, urging all seafarers onboard ocean-going merchant ships, whose certificates are already expired from 01 July 2022, to request for revalidation via expedite application through their Licensed Manning Agencies (LMAs).
Further, seafarers shall likewise submit the following to their respective LMAs in addition to the documentary requirements relative to the certificate being applied:
(1) Copy of crew list;
(2) Copy of Contract of Employment;
(3) 1st page of SIRB/SRB and the relevant page with embarkation entry, and;
(4) Attestation signed by the Master that the applicant is currently onboard.
All other Filipino seafarers with expiring STCW certificates were advised to apply for revalidation through their MISMO accounts, at least three (3) months prior to its expiration.
The revalidation of such certificates is in accordance with the existing MARINA policies, rules and regulations, and relevant provisions of the STCW Convention, 1978, as amended.
On 23 December 2021, the MARINA has issued an advisory granting a one (1) year validity extension for certificates expiring between the period 01 January 2022 to 30 June 2022. (DOTr/PIA-NCR)