July 21, 2022
Dutch media suggest that a Tallink vessel will be used as accommodation for refugees.
This cruise ferry would arrive end of August in Velsen-Noord (a town opposite IJmuiden).
There was an earlier plan to charter VICTORIA I for the same purpose, but much to the surprise of Velsen-Noord and the COA (Central organisation for asylum seekers).
A letter of intent was sent to Tallink on June 30 by COA and Sleepships, the company that was asked to organise the charter. However, no contract was signed and Scotland snapped the VICTORIA I.
The charter would last until 1 March 2023.