Seafarers applying for a Seafarers Identification and Record Book (SIRB) or what is commonly referred by many seafarers as “seaman’s book” are required to bring their own uniform to MARINA starting July 15. This is according to MARINA’s Advisory No. 2018-16, Series of 2018 signed by Gen. Leonardo Guerrero, the agency’s chief.
“Notice is hereby given that all seafarers, who are graduates of BS Marine Transportation and BS Marine Engineering, and officers applying for SIRB are now required to bring their own appropriate uniform and shoulder board for image capturing purposes.
“For non-graduates, they shall wear a white polo with collar.” the agency directed seafarers, shipowners, manning agencies, other entities and individuals concerned.
Are you applying for a seaman’s book? If yes, what can you say now that MARINA has required you to bring your own uniform?
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