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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
Seventeen crew of the bulk carrier Patricia Oldendorff have tested positive for coronavirus after arriving from Manila last week. The crew are reportedly in good spirits with no or mild symptoms
DP World Australia said the MUA’s decision last week to halt stoppages and go-slows had allowed productive negotiations regarding working agreements to resume
Saudi Arabia warned the UN Security Council on Wednesday of an ‘oil spot’ about 50 km west of Safer, the decrepit tanker at risk of a catastrophic oil spill off Yemen’s Red Sea port of Ras Isa
The International Chamber of Shipping, which estimates 400,000 seafarers are trapped at sea and the same number trapped on land, says the industry is at breaking point and governments must step in to solve the humanitarian crisis
Plan includes a ‘solidarity mechanism’ that will cover disembarkation, but Ecsa says ships need reassurance that pre-screening of migrants mentioned in the proposal will be ‘preceded by a swift and safe disembarkation of the rescued persons at the nearest port’
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