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Declan Bush

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London

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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Latest From Declan Bush

Greek-owned aframax damaged in blast off Saudi Arabia

An explosion believed to have been caused by a mine has punctured an Economou-owned crude oil tanker berthed at Al Shuqaiq, on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast. Reports said no one was harmed

Middle East and Africa Saudi Arabia

Noble Corp debt restructuring clears path to US bankruptcy exit

Texas offshore drilling contractor Noble Corp has cleared its way out of Chapter 11 after a court approved its restructuring plan, which reduces its debt from about $4bn to $450m

International Energy

Singapore Strait thefts on the rise

Singapore’s piracy watchdog ReCAAP reported a rise in maritime crime incidents in the Singapore Strait, mostly on the Indonesian side of the shipping lane. Economic hardships in Indonesia brought on by the pandemic may help explain the rise in incidents

Asia Pacific Singapore

Crew taken from bunkering vessel after hijacking

Three crew were kidnapped from the bunkering tanker Stelios K about 65 nautical miles south of Lagos. The ship was hijacked south of Togo on November 16 but the pirates stayed on board the vessel for a week until next Monday morning, it what a source called a ‘seriously strange’ case

Middle East and Africa Nigeria

Armed guards ‘not the answer’ to piracy threat

Many more kidnappings have led shipowners to call for armed guards on ships transiting the Gulf of Guinea. But most of its states forbid non-local guards and sea conditions are not considered suitable for floating armouries

Middle East and Africa Benin

Bunkering ship in suspected hijacking off Togo

Authorities are working to secure the release of the Togo-flagged bunkering vessel Stelios K after its owners lost contact with the ship on November 16. The vessel has since been reported hijacked. Dryad Global say the crew are safe but the attackers are still on board

Piracy and Security Middle East and Africa
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