The Bibby Stockholm barge has arrived on Portland this morning, 18 July.
The vessel is set to house hundreds of migrants and has undergone an assessment and refurbishment in Falmouth.
It has been manoeuvred along the coastline by the tug Mercia and has pulled into Portland Port.
Protestors gathered as the barge arrived - with concerns around whether the area had the proper infrastructure to support hundreds of extra people.
The vessel will house 506 men who are waiting for their asylum claims to be processed.
The barge is part of a series of schemes from the UK Government aimed at moving asylum seekers out of costly hotel accommodation.
The Home Office says asylum seeker hotels cost the British public £6 million a day.
Dorset Council opposed the idea when it was first proposed, but had to give way to the Home Office.
These pictures reveal what the inside of the barge looks like...
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