Migrants on Bibby Stockholm complain they are feeling seasick and unable to ... trends now
Migrants on the Bibby Stockholm have complained of feeling seasick and being unable to sleep as Storm Ciaran shakes the barge from side to side.
The vessel is moored off the isle of Portland, which is linked to the mainland by a mile-long causeway that has now been closed following a flood alert.
A yellow weather warning is currently in place locally for high winds, with the Met Office advising of the risk of 'large waves' and 'flying debris'.
Today, a campaign group claimed conditions had deteriorated for some of the 100 migrants aboard the barge.
Heather Jones, of Stand up to Racism - which is in contact with some of the migrants - said: 'I know that some people on board are getting quite seasick.
Migrants on the Bibby Stockholm (pictured) have complained of feeling ill due to rough conditions, it was claimed today
The vessel is moored off the isle of Portland , which is linked to the mainland by a mile-long causeway that has now been closed following a flood alert
'They have told me they got absolutely no sleep last night and the boat was shaking so much it was pretty scary.
'The only support they have got is a text message warning them this (the storm) was going to happen.'
The Environment Agency closed the causeway leading to the isle of Portland at just after 8am and activated the wailing siren for the whole community to hear.
The local authority say they expect the road to be closed for the next few hours until the worst of the storm passes.
Dorset Council UK tweeted: 'Portland Beach Road is now closed. We have teams at either end of the road to assist with any problems, but we expect the highway to be closed for at least a few hours.