Alan L. Blume
Marine Investigations Manager
Mr. Blume joined IRI in 2007 after retiring from the USCG following over 20 years of active duty service. During his service in the USCG, Mr. Blume developed a broad base of experience conducting both flag and port State inspections, marine casualty investigations, analysis-based casualty prevention, emergency incident response and management, waterways management, and at sea experience on USCG vessels. Noteworthy accomplishments include: overseeing the new construction inspections of the first two US flagged vessels designed and built to comply with the IMO's 2000 High-Speed Craft Code; coordinating the implementation of the Maritime Transportation Security Act regulations and the ISPS Code for Long Island Sound ports; the multi-million dollar refit of an Alaska Marine System ferry that included repowering and extensive structural fire protection upgrades; coordinating the safety and security risk assessments for a proposed floating, storage and re-gasification unit to import LNG; and, the implementation of a PSC program in Western Alaska. His investigations experience includes joint flag State marine casualty investigations as well as the MARPOL investigations of oil water separator bypasses. He has also co-authored a paper on channel design and ship controllability. Mr. Blume is a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers as well as the International Navigation Association. Mr. Blume holds a Masters of Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island as well as degrees from Yale University and the University of Maine.