Alan E. Colletti


Alan E. Colletti 

Professional Experience:

2008 – Present

Engineering and marine consultant, MARTIN, OTTAWAY, van HEMMEN & DOLAN, INC. Experienced in vessel operations, major equipment specifications and procurement, new construction project management, shipyard supervision, expert testimony in court, damage surveys, safety audits, vetting surveys, regulations, environmental and quality management systems and personnel training

2002 – 2007

United States Shipping Partners LLC, Vice President Operations


Full operational management of company’s marine assets – six (6) double bottom ITB product carriers, three (3) chemical parcel tankers, one (1) double hull chemical ATB

Conduct and performance of six (6) departments comprised of engineering, operations, purchasing, marine personnel, training, H&M and P&I claims, quality, safety, health and environmental

New construction and conversion projects

Approval of fleet operating budgets totaling $65.6 million in 2007

1994 – 2002

Amerada Hess Corporation, Manager, Marine Department


Overall management of ten (10) vessel fleet consisting of six (6) ITB product carriers, three (3) 255,000 DWT crude carriers and one (1) 240,000 DWT storage VLCC

Maximum utilization of vessels

Controlled operational expenses

Timely and most cost effective purchases

Schedule machinery overhauls and special projects

1990 – 1994

Amerada Hess Corporation, Manager of Engineering


Six (6) ITB product carriers added to fleet

Specifications and dry-docking

New labor agreement and staffing

Preventive maintenance program

Inventory control and purchasing

1987 – 1990

Amerada Hess Corporation, Manager, Construction and Repair


Dry-dock on time and on budget three (3) 255,000 DWT VLCC’s in Korea, Dubai and Singapore (1987-1989)

Repair specifications, R.F.P.’s, evaluations, contract awards and settlement of final invoices

Repairs to offshore storage VLCC

Purchase all parts, equipment and materials for dry dock and voyage repairs

Day-to-day on site shipyard supervision

1981 – 1987

Ultra Marine Transport, Vice President Operations


Operation and engineering of the company’s six (6) tank barges

Assist parent company’s OBO’s when in New York metropolitan area

Shipyard repair specifications and on site managerial supervision ($2 million combined savings)

Claims administration, casualty and damage surveys

Chartering backup to VP Chartering

Bargaining unit negotiation and dispute resolution

Facilitate sale of company to Reinauer Transportation in 1987

Arranged trip charters for tugs utilized to move company’s oil tank barges

1979 – 1981

Lamorte Burns, Assistant to President

Provided technical advice to the President of the firm regarding marine engineering issues and matters relevant to the settlement of P&I claims and, where possible, carried out on board investigations

1974 – 1979

New York State Power Authority, Senior Engineer

New construction supervision and start-up services at the 600 megawatt Astoria 6 fossil fuel power plant; duties extended to the Authority’s hydro electric and pumped storage units as well

1970 – 1974

Public Service Electric & Gas Company

Power engineer/supervisor (1100 megawatt total capacity) coal, gas, oil-fired, steam and gas turbine driven generators

1967 – 1970

US Flag Merchant Marine, Licensed Marine Engineer

Sailed with eight (8) steamship companies on dry cargo and passenger vessels (approximately 14 ships) up to acting 1st A/E rank

Notable Projects

Project Manager, construction of 143,000 bbl double hull state of the art chemical/petroleum articulated tug/barge (12,000 SHP), including detailed specification, selection and procurement of main engines, generators, all shafting, bearings and controllable pitch propellers; central hydraulic cargo pumping system; radar tank gauging and level control system; nitrogen generator; hot oil system; ACCU

Project Manager, detailed specifications and owner furnished equipment same as above for four (4) oil/chemical 155,000 bbl double hull ATB’s

Project Manager, concept and detailed specifications for the construction of nine (9) 48,000 DWT double hull product carriers

Project Manager, burner management and combustion control systems conversion from analog (Kockums) to digital programmable controller (Texas Instrument) involving complete reconfiguration of boiler wind box, burner assemblies, flow orifices and transmitters, with 16-man riding crew underway

Power Generation (gas turbine and steam) turn-around project management and operations supervision

Facility Start-up Engineer, Petro-Chemical (Stone & Webster – Engineering Architect)

Loading/unloading coal carriers

Expert witness testimony in personal injury and dock damage cases

Balance of Plant Efficiency Proposal – Consolidated Edison Chicago

Education and Professional Qualifications

US Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY, 1967 B.S. with Honors

St. John’s University School of Law 1980; Juris Doctor; Admitted to practice, Member NY State Bar

US Merchant Marine Licensed Engineer, Steam and Diesel

State of New Jersey Licensed Power Engineer

Chemical Tanker Operations Seminar, Maine Maritime Academy

“Globalization of the Transportation Industry Seminar”

Gas and Electric Arc Welding courses, PSE&G

Power Plant, Gas Turbine and Industrial Boiler Inspection Training, PSE&G

Marine Firefighting Training, Bergen County Fire Academy

Media Response Seminar, London, England

Incident Command Training, Mass Maritime Academy

Internal Auditor Training Course – Lloyd’s Register of Shipping (2009)

New Jersey Professional Mediation Association 40-hour training certificate (2018)


Sea Year Top Engineering Student – Port Engineers New York

Vietnam Maritime Service Ribbons


ABS Special Committee Ship Operations

Maritime Law Association

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

Member of the Society Maritime Arbitrators

Technical Publications

“Shipyard Repair Specifications Guidelines” (co-author)


620 Shrewsbury Ave.

Tinton Falls, NJ 07701

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