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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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Singapore approves Manila crew-change hotels

Singapore has given its blessing to an industry-funded crew change programme that quarantines seafarers in Manila hotels. Almost 250 seafarers have used the scheme and safely joined ships in its first month, while 30 Covid-positive crew have been found and isolated

International Australia

BIMCO calls on Nigeria to combat piracy at sea

The shipping association says Nigeria should act on its promises to police its waters as the Gulf of Guinea dry season brings a spike in piracy incidents. BIMCO says the industry will watch with interest the first trial of accused pirates under the country’s new law

Middle East and Africa Nigeria

Yemen rebels hold the key to avoiding a maritime disaster

Yemen’s Houthis would gain more by helping to avert a looming maritime disaster on a stricken tanker in the Red Sea than by blocking such efforts

Middle East and Africa Yemen

Plea to remember stranded seafarers during holiday season

Officers’ union Nautilus International says the plight of seafarers should not be forgotten as the crew change crisis drags on. A survey has shown the toll on Nautilus’ members, with half of the 350 respondents considering leaving the industry

International Asia Pacific

Four crew taken from Marinakis tanker off Togo

Four crew were kidnapped from the Marinakis-owned chemical and oil tanker Agisilaos in Ghanaian waters, five nautical miles west of the Gulf of Guinea high-risk area. The vessel was boarded despite evasive manoeuvres

Middle East and Africa Togo

Shipping’s cyber readiness mixed ahead of IMO deadline

High-profile cyber attacks and the impending IMO 2021 requirement for shipping to get its digital house in order have sent shipowners searching for off-the-shelf solutions. But meeting the challenge is more complex, according to a recent industry discussion

International Insurance
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