Following an open letter by ‘Asylum Matters’ regarding the proposed migrant barge at Teesport, PD Ports has released the following statement in response:
“To date, PD Ports has not received any communication from the Government about the potential for a barge to be docked at Teesport, either as the operator of our own commercial operations, or in our role as Statutory Harbour Authority.
“We cannot see a situation in which public services would be able to provide the appropriate support for such accommodation. It simply would not be viable to facilitate any such accommodation to dock at one of our berths, which are in constant operation and have heavily restricted access for health and safety reasons.”
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