True dat, With some big names having pulled out and others looking wobbly. Ms Sturgeon may get over her pique at not being centre stage if too many more significant worlds players pull out and she can call 'flop'in a pointy kind of way.Are they expecting any one else.
It must register as a concern that HMQ spent a night in hospital, fingers have to be tightly crossed that the Boss can still make it.
Back to the ship(?) It would be a guess, but potentially comfortable, secure accommodation/ base for the additional police gathering from various English forces, putting them close in to the venue, leaving the local force to deal with the geographical challenges of protesters blocking parts of Glasgow that local knowledge would be key to.
If the on board bars are open, that saves any shore bound excursions into the drinking dens (aka Biffa Bars) of inner Glasgow for any off duty coppers, though a lost opportunity for cultural exchanges in a more relaxed environment.