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Declan Bush



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.

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Charterers challenged over ‘no crew-change’ clauses

The International Chamber of Shipping met a group of charterers yesterday to highlight concerns over ‘no crew-change’ clauses. It hopes using carrots rather than sticks will encourage charterers to do the right thing

International Crewing

Seadrill writes down $2.9bn on rigs

Offshore driller Seadrill announced a $2.9bn impairment charge for last year after it filed for bankruptcy protection in Texas in February. The Fredriksen-controlled driller said demand would stay low this year, with some recovery in 2022

International Offshore

Shipping faces ‘sustained tempo’ of threat in Middle East

Shipping should expect more attacks in the Red Sea and Middle East Gulf linked to the proxy conflicts between Iran and Saudi Arabia after the suspected mine blast on the Israeli ro-ro Helios Ray, Risk Intelligence warns

Iran Saudi Arabia

BIMCO calls for global market-based measures for emissions

BIMCO joins calls to balance the cost of low- or zero-carbon fuels through market-based measures, saying first movers on decarbonisation would face significant disadvantages while fossil fuels are still much cheaper

International BIMCO

BIMCO decries ‘impossible’ IMO efficiency rule changes

BIMCO deputy secretary-general Lars Robert Pedersen says proposed regulatory changes could increase COemissions, as they rely on an efficiency measure that rewards emptier ships

Environment Political and Trade

Vessel attack ‘fabricated’ to mask security lapse

A private maritime security company falsely claimed two Nigerian Navy guards had been killed in a pirate attack in an apparent attempt to cover up its failure to show up for a security escort job

Nigeria Piracy and Security
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