She added that the ship left the Hook of Holland
at 2.15pm and arrived in Harwich at 7.45pm yesterday - a five- and-a-half-hour journey The British Red Cross said staff and volunteers were responding to the immediate needs of the 68 immigrants found on the lorries.
Essex Police said it had been contacted by the ambulance service to reports that 68 people had been discovered in four lorries on a ferry from the Hook of Holland
"The ship had come aground off the Hook of Holland
and had been brought across to the Tees.
Patrick Leigh Fermor trekked from the Hook of Holland
to Istanbul in 1933 and penned Between the Woods and the Water; Nick Hunt followed in his footsteps in 2011 and has documented his travels in Walking the Woods and the Water.
Leigh Fermor was a charismatic character who, after an academic career hindered by expulsions, decided at 18 to walk the length of Europe - from the Hook of Holland
to Constantinople (Istanbul).
Rather than taking in the sights of Amsterdam, the passengers spent just six minutes in the ferry car park before they were loaded on to coaches and taken two hours south to the Hook of Holland
By ship, Stena Line (0844 770 7070; stenaline.co.uk) sails from Harwich to Hook of Holland
, with an easy rail connection to Centraal Station.
They thought his plane had crashed over the Hook of Holland
Departing twice daily, crossings with Stena Line from Harwich to the Hook of Holland
take approximately 6.5 hours with a choice of day or night sailings in each direction.
The ships will together sail the route between Harwich and Hook of Holland
, offering daily day and overnight sailings in both directions.
Stena Britannica will sail, with the Stena Hollandica, a route between Harwich and Hook of Holland
, offering daily day and overnight sailings.