This ship was transferred from the Piraeus port to prevent the Moria refugee camp from getting even more congested, for there are already more than 20,000 refugees living there.
This provisional measure would have been requested by the local authorities to face the migration crisis.
Since Saturday, one day after Turkey canceled the immigration agreement with the European Union and opened its borders, thousands of people have been reaching the Greek islands.
Migrants embarking on the vessel will not have the right to request asylum. The Greek government has suspended this fundamental right arguing that it faces a massive movement of population and not individual arrivals.