A spokesman for No To The Barge, a local campaign group against the scheme, added: “This was unavoidable due to poor prior planning and preparation, haste and people in power with little knowledge pushing experts to break the rules, for example. , Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Service.
“This is just another example of the haphazard and incompetent way our government has approached this scheme from start to finish.
“Robert Jenrick promised the country that Bibby Stockholm was absolutely safe; she must resign with immediate effect”.
It comes as 755 people were recorded crossing the English Channel in small boats on Thursday, the highest daily number so far this year, confirming that the cumulative total since 2018 has passed 100,000.
Since current records began on January 1, 2018, 100,715 migrants have arrived in the UK after making the journey. Some 15,826 crossed this year, down 15 percent from last year, when they crossed a record 45,755.