Mr. Patrick Mannion
United States Coast Guard
Office of Investigations and Analysis
Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Inspection Program Manager
Mr. Mannion is a licensed Master Mariner in the United States Merchant Marine with greater than 20 years of experience in maritime operations, logistics and safety. His industry experience includes serving as CEO of two maritime companies, Director of Regulatory Compliance for the largest privately held passenger ferry operator in the Americas and as a consultant specializing in maritime safety.
In 2005 Mr. Mannion was selected to serve as Director of the United States Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service for the Port of New York and New Jersey. He was responsible for ensuring navigational safety for all vessels operating in one of the largest and most iconic ports in the United States.
In 2010, Mr. Mannion was selected to serve as U.S. Coast Guard Regulatory Project Manager, creating federal regulations to promote maritime safety and security. As Alternate Designated Federal Officer to the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee and the Towing Safety Advisory Committee he established strong partnerships between government and industry resulting in numerous improvements to maritime safety. As Executive Chair of the U.S. Coast Guard / Offshore Marine Services Association Partnership and of the U.S. Coast Guard / Association of Diving Contractors International Partnership, Mr. Mannion harnessed the expertise of industry to advance the mutual goals of commerce and maritime safety in the energy production and support industry.
In November 2013, Mr. Mannion was selected to serve as the U.S. Coast Guard Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Inspection Program Manager. His focus is to promote maritime and public safety by reducing the incidences of adverse drug and alcohol use while elevating the competency and safety of the maritime workforce.
Mr. Mannion is licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard to serve as Shipboard Medical Officer, Certificated Substance Abuse Free Environment Provider and a Substance Abuse Screening and Diagnosis Provider, Level 1 & 2. He is a qualified DOT Collector and Breath Alcohol Technician.