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Seaman's Book Requirements for New Applicants

To go on board you need a SIRB (Seaman’s Identification Record Book) or Seaman's Book. We Filipinos can get our Seaman's Book at the MARINA (Maritime Industry Authority)office.


I've been to MARINA a while ago. So I got their latest requirements for the seaman's book. It's different from the requirements listed in the official website of MARINA-8.

Here's the requirements taken from their website:


But when I go to MARINA, here's the exact requirements for new applicants:
  1. Duly filled-up application form (you can get this at MARINA)
  2. NBI Clearance - Visa Seaman
  3. NSO authenticated Birth Certificate
  4. BSTC (Basic Safety Training Certificate)
  5. Transcript of Records

You should xerox the requirements earlier before going to MARINA. The processing fee is P 990.00 and you can get the seaman's book after 1 month. If you want a rush SIRB, you will pay P 1, 670.00. 

If you still don't have any shipping companies or agencies you can check the list of shipping agencies here.

90 comments:

  1. When I was still working at Fatima Medical Hospital, I will always here this SIRB thing and I don't know what it is. Then my boss told me it use by seaman. Anyway Thanks for this info I will share this to my cousin.

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    1. Your welcome. Seaman's need this, because it's like a passport on board.;D

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    2. Sir may i ask if it is still applicable for me even i am not a maritime graduate.? I am hrm graduate and i want to apply in a cargo ship as kitchen helper..i need your comment sir. Thanks.

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    3. sir can u advised me the exact location of marina here in manila? and do i have to go on training for the seamans book or just pay it, im a graduate of IT.. need your feedback asap

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  2. This would be very helpful for those aspiring to be seaman.

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  3. Seaman's book is the first step towards a floating career.
    As in, on board the ship of dreams.

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  4. i see so you need this first before the training?

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    1. Ahm, training first before getting this. ;D

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    2. Seaman book is the Identity and Record book of the person who is sailing on ships or anyhow related with the marine industry. This book is issued to the candidate after the successful training of the seafarer course that is STCW, Pre Sea, GP Rating.

      It is issued for various flag:

      Dominica, Belize, Panama, Bahamas, Manila, Liberia etc.

      I know this because for years I have been into this business.

      Any querie related to seaman book or any other seafarer licence please feel to write me.

      ravidesirious@gmail.com

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  5. i was able to mingle with a lot of filipino seafarers way back in college. i heard about their adventures overseas and i found their stories very interesting. :-)

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  6. Not only that, seamans book is also useful in bank transactions

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  7. Cool! thanks for sharing this is helpful piece for those looking and wanting to get their seaman's book. Good Luck in your endeavor!

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  8. I thought after finishing the training the school will be the one who will process your Seaman's book. Oh my! A lot of work pala akala ko super dali lang like take ka lang ng SOLAS then from there yun na and ang daming gastos, hahaha!

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  9. Very helpful information you got here. Will share this one.

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  10. I have a cousin and an uncle who are both seaman and they are currently sailing and maybe this will help them, there might be a new to requirements for them.... And also to my friends who are future seaman....

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  11. The seaman needs this book aside from the passport. Important document that needs to be taken care of.

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  12. hubby should know all this.. he's a seaman before :)

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  13. I've several seamen cousins. Wootwoot to you all!

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  14. my tatay and now brothers have this document with them... am so familiar with this...

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    1. Share your ideas about, let us know what's the intent of these document..so familiar of the photos and the cover?

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  15. my brother has undergone BSTC and is currently on training. In case he asks me if I know anything about seaman's book requirements, I can refer him to your blog. :p

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  16. ONE MONTH BEFORE RELEASE??? OR 1 DAY? MY COUSIN WAS A MARINE TRANSPO GRADUATE, WHEN HE APPLIED FOR THIS HE GOT HIS PASSBOOK THE DAY HE SORT IT...

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    1. Maybe he paid for the rush seaman's book!

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  18. im graduate of mechanical engineering course, i need a seaman book, maari ba akong makakuha nun kahit hindi ako seaman?

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  19. Is it possible if you are a seafarer from philippines and you want to renew your SIRB in UAE? If yes, where can we go?

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  20. may mga seaman ba na hindi sanay lumangoy/mag swimming?

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    2. kapitan pa nga ng barko ung iba.hindi marunong lumangoy.takot sa tubig at height..

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  24. Hi, ask ko lang if kailangan b tlgang may diploma sa mga req ng seamans book? My husband is undergrad of high school and the only req he could only pass is his form 137 and the certificates of his last school attainment? Is it possible na mareject ung mga papers for application?

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  25. question. do i have to get CAV? for seaman's book. what are the latest requirements.thanks reply ASAP.

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  36. where i can have the training? any suggestion pls.

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  37. where i can have the training? any suggestion pls.

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  38. hello after training next is seamans books? and what next? any body knows bout this?

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  41. i was a seaman 10 years ago. i would to apply again to practice my course again. can you help me what will be the requirements for now? coz my papers are already expired. i have onboard experience of 5 years in greek flags ships. thanks!

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  42. Hi! my cousin is a seaman, There's an existing formal complaints s kanya at a barangay level lng naman..Would this affect his boarding? makakaalis b sya?

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    1. Nope. Dapat aregluhin niya muna bago siya sumampa.

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  43. Sir arjay need prin po ba ng transcript khit hindi kumuha ng marine course salamat po

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    1. Need pa rin siguro, basta ang importante meron kang BST certificate.

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  44. is it ok if passport instead of birthcertificate??

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  45. Hi everyone,question,how much the usually fee for BST?thanks..please help,.

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    1. si mag kano at saan dapat pumunta to apply for seamans book? at gaano katagal bago makuha?

      yung pamangkin ko kase sabi nung school kung saan sya ng training almost 5k daw...

      parang ang mahal naman nun...

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    2. Tell him/her to directly go to MARINA Office at Manila. Pero Kailangan kompleto requirements niya.

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    3. Paano pagrush tlaga.yung kailngan n tlaga..magkano b tlaga dapat magagastos

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  46. Hi we are a security company.we require seaman book for our security personal.

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  47. Nbi ,passport and the crtfctr lang po ba talaga requirements ? So if incomplte pa requirements nd pa pwd magapply seamnsbook? Sa far east aq nagtraining and 5500 tuition dun BT

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  48. Magkanu po pag rush yung seamansbuk at ilang araw po bago makuha?

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  49. Is Safety Officer Training Course (SOTC) valid requirement for seaman's book??

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  50. Saan po makakakuha ng basic safety training certificate? thanks po.

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  51. ano po mga need ko kong 2 years graduat lng po ako

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  53. how about those person who are undergraduates? they dont have transcript of records, is it ok?

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  54. sir meron po ako mga training basic first aid fire figthting bosiet basic life support offshore survival pede ko ba ipakita yan sa marina para maka kuha ng seamans book?

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  55. Mga sir tanong ko lng po.. D po ako ng aral ng notical or marine course. Sb po ng agency n inaplyan ko bt, at nbi lang daw po dalhin ko sa pag kuha ng seamans book.. Hindi po kaya ako umuwing luhaan pag ng punta ko sa marina ng yun lang dala ko req?

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  56. Sir im a graduate of bachelor course and done my BT. Kaso di pa ako makakuha ng Seamans book dahil di ko pa nakuha transcript ko sa school dahil may balance pa po ako. But they issued me a certificate na graduate po ako. Ok lang po ba yung certificate na yun as proved na graduate ako. Need your advice po. Thank you

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    1. Tor is one of the req. so kelangan tlaga yun.

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  57. sir can i ask. can i work on board kahit hndi aq grad of any related courses sa work na yan? i am just a vocational grad of 2 years course!

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  58. sir can i ask lang po,pwede ba kumuha ng seamans book ng walang transcript of records.tnx.

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  59. 2009 pa bst cert. ko pwede pa po ba yun?? At pwede ba kumuha ng seaman's book kahit under grad or h.s grad??

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  64. pwde ba maka kuha ng seaman book kahit under grad? high school grad lang ako. pero naka pasok ako ng college pero 1 year lang ako. di ko na tapos 1st sim.

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