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Declan Bush is a Lloyd’s List news reporter based in London. He contributes to daily News Desk coverage across shipping industry beats. Declan is interested in a range of topics including regulation, environment, and seafarer safety.
He worked in local newspapers in Western Australia before moving to the UK in 2017 and working in legal trade publications. Declan received his undergraduate degree in international relations and journalism from Curtin University, Perth, in 2015.
Latest From Declan Bush
The Gulf of Guinea is considered a greater risk area following recent piracy attacks further out from Nigeria’s economic zone. Better policing and ship security measures may have pushed pirates further afield in search of easier targets
The Maritime Union of Australia has led industrial action to protest DP World plans to change rosters and idle time. The strikes have forced ships to divert from Sydney and caused delays at the port
The ITF says it understands the need for flexibility during the pandemic, but short cuts taken ‘by some in the industry have gone too far, for too long’. It is urging governments and industry to better enforce Solas and other international rules
WinGD says reducing methane slip is a technical problem with many possible solutions. But lack of regulation makes shipowners less likely to invest in the pricier technology needed to make those solutions come to the fore
Eastern Pacific Shipping has taken delivery of the first of its box newbuilds boasting modern, colourful crew quarters, gyms and messes, as well as better internet for seafarers. The company says owners and managers must show tangible benefits to potential recruits to attract younger generations to life at sea
Seadrill announced forbearance agreements on some of its debts due this month. The Oslo-listed offshore driller has hired the same stable of restructuring advisers that led it through Chapter 11 two years ago as it tries to restructure $7.3bn in debt.