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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 cause of an explosion reported on the Ray Shipping vessel Helios Ray in the Gulf of Oman is being investigated. Security experts said it could be another Iranian limpet mine attack, noting geopolitical tensions and the vessel’s link to Israel
Seafarer abandonment cases continue to climb, while suicides are going uncounted. Meanwhile calls are growing to ensure crews are not denied coronavirus vaccines, and for the industry take better care of its workforce
Canada’s Teekay Tankers has signed a seven-year charter-in deal for an aframax newbuilding due for delivery in 2022. It predicts more hard months for tankers amid low oil demand, more ships trading and less cargo for them to carry
The Nautilus Federation of 22 unions wants a worldwide vaccination programme for seafarers and inland waterways transport crew, to help resolve the crew change crisis and ensure seafarers do not miss out on vaccines
Piracy in Southeast Asia is declining, with membership of the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group dwindling, no recent kidnappings and few serious crimes against vessels thanks to better security co-operation, a webinar was told
Australia is increasing its scrutiny of livestock carriers with a six-month safety campaign aimed at finding ‘systemic issues with maintenance and stability’. Livestock carriers, often elderly and converted from ro-ros or boxships, have been the subject of several major casualties