Bentley honored by maritime Hall of Fame

Bentley honored by maritime Hall of Fame

Helen Delich Bentley, a former U.S. Congresswoman and chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission, will be inducted into the International Maritime Hall of Fame May 12 at the United Nations in New York.

Bentley, who served five terms as a representative of Maryland and was chairman of the FMC from 1969 to 1975, will be recognized for her 56 years of "professional and personal impact on the maritime industry."

In the course of her career, Bentley was a maritime reporter and editor with The Baltimore Sun, and a leading Congressional supporter for maritime interests and member of the Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee.

She currently is a consultant for the Maryland Port Authority and various maritime and defense clients.

Bentley is the second woman to be inducted in to the International Maritime Hall of Fame, which was established in 1993 by the Maritime Association of the Port of New York & New Jersey.