Dravo SteelShip Names Frank C.A. van Bentem 30 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News Engineering Director

Edward D. Fry, vice president/ general manager of Dravo Steel- Ship Corporation, has announced the recent appointment of Frank C.A. van Bentem as engineering director. The company maintains its own engineering department with Mr. van Bentem having overall responsibility. Dravo SteelShip Corporation designs and builds steel and aluminum vessels ranging from 40 feet to 185 feet in length. The yard is currently building both inland and offshore vessels for government and commercial customers.

Mr. van Bentem comes to Dravo SteelShip Corporation from Ocean Springs, Miss., where he operated his own naval architectural firm.

He was formerly a senior marine engineer at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss. Mr van Bentem was educated in Holland, holds a B.S. degree in marine engineering, is a graduate petroleum engineer and a naval architect. In addition, he holds several other certificates of marine engineering and special studies for turbine propulsion systems. Mr. van Bentem is a member of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the American Society of Naval Engineers.

Mr. van Bentem brings to Dravo SteelShip 20 years of experience in marine design and construction.

Dravo SteelShip now offers five new offshore supply boat designs which were developed under the direction of Mr.

van Bentem. These designs are complete, ABS approved and ready for construction, and range in length from 106 feet to 180 feet.

For more information concerning Dravo SteelShip new utility and supply boat designs, write to Douglas L. Oehrlein, Marketing, Director, Route 4, Box 167, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71602.

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