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Cruise Ships at Sea to House Asylum Seekers in Dutch Plan

Catalan Government Target Cruise Ships in Latest Fight With Tourists
Photographer: Angel Garcia/Bloomberg

The Netherlands will consider housing asylum seekers on cruise ships anchored at sea if a large enough harbor cannot be found to dock the massive boats.

The Dutch government’s plan is to offer homes for asylum seekers on three large cruise ships that will remain docked at port, having run out of room in more conventional facilities. One ship will be moored in Velsen in North Holland and plans are underway to secure two more suitable berths for the other vessels.