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Brkg> Houston Ship Channel Suddenly Closes till 10/5 = DOT?!

 
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This looks to be big, very big & is "Breaking" right now @ Google News w/ article quoted below just posted in past hour !!!

This Ship Channel has been closed down completely for incoming & outgoing vessels this afternoon & now reportedly is going to stay closed through OCTOBER 5th at earliest (HOLY CRAP) supposedly due to a power line & tower that have been brought down by a ship pushing barges.

I know a lot about that region & how it operates, and how vital it is to major chemical & petrochemical productions including numerous gasoline refineries and how vital it is to National Security! See story @ link about how the Coast Guard has let an Exxon tanker come through to a facility that's on edge of the restricted zone)

There's something 'fishy' = NOT making sense with this = a cover story now in full spin mode for threats, perhaps other "events" have already occurred or God only knows. .... ????

Fair Use Cited - Excerpt Snips Quoted:

Houston Ship Channel Closed to Traffic by Downed Line
October 03, 2010, 5:52 PM EDT

[link to www.businessweek.com]



More From Businessweek

(Updates with waiting ships in the third paragraph, Exxon comment in the fourth paragraph.)

>> Oct. 3 (Bloomberg) -- The Houston Ship Channel is closed to all inbound and outbound traffic as the U.S. Coast Guard responds to a downed power line that may keep the waterway shut for days.

>> The Coast Guard was notified at about 6 a.m. local time today that a barge had hit a tower that supports power lines...

>> The affected portion of the channel is expected to be closed until at least the evening of Oct. 5...

>> As of this afternoon, eight inbound ships and five outbound ships were on hold because of the closure...

// End Quote Snips & rest is at link
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Weird, the first thought in my head while reading this article was the scene from the 70's ET "Close Encounter" movie w/ Richard Dreyfuss when the Feds faked a false Anthrax breakout w/ dead sheep there in the UFO zone & set up full quarantine to flush everybody out of the region.

So, hmmmmmm ... the biggest DOT, imho, is the timing of this power line crisis so major it shuts things down for next 48-72 hours = whoa! And even more interesting is potential correlations w/ today's "Terror Alerts" issued for Americans in Europe (and yesterday was media talk of USA could also be in crosshairs but that mysteriously got booted out in today's news) ... also the new OBL messages past 3 days. And then there are the other events taking place w/ one that's a big potential for impacting Wall Street tomorrow ( = a need for bigtime False Flag ops?) --- > that huge mess w/ the Foreclosures investigation with allegations of fraud w/ the banks and documents, etc and then the news that major Title Insurance providers were stopping their coverage in past 24 hours on Foreclosed properities, etc, etc (and this is not being reported much, if any, in the mms so far).

PS: Good thing that I did fill up the car today in case of need to bug-out on very short notice. Also, have noticed that gas prices in Texas suddenly began to shoot up, about 10-15 cents, just since Friday evening.
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Nuke on a ship being readied for detonation?
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Very strange indeed...
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I just got back from the bay and saw a few ships coming in and out didn't notice anything unusual.
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Doesn't look strange to me. Safety issue - shut the facility down for 2 days. Expensive, but not that huge.
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I just got back from the bay and saw a few ships coming in and out didn't notice anything unusual.
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There's evidently a marked safety zone.
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A few years ago I was considering a move to Houston and got a distinct premonition of several explosions there, looked to be oil refineries. My premonitions have kept me safe over the years, including moving away from the Gulf of Mexico before the spill. Just to add my 2 cents ...
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>> As of this afternoon, eight inbound ships and five outbound ships were on hold because of the closure...


Old Lucky Number 13.

Mentioned with cause, no doubt.
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Thinking more & feeling freaked ... just cannot emphasize enough how BIG this story is in relation to our current status ... wondering if perhaps this is a thread that should be pinned & kept updated with close monitoring of situation in that region!?!

ASKING FOR ALL IN HOUSTON AREA TO PLEASE UPDATE ASAP & REPORT ANY LOCAL NEWS OR OBSERVATIONS OF UNUSUAL ACTIVITY, ETC !!!!

On Wikipedia ... just one sentence, the very first statement made on that page (quoted below) says it all!

FAIR USE CITED: SNIP QUOTED FROM 1ST PARAGRAPH:

Houston Ship Channel

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

The Houston Ship Channel, located in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area, is part of the Port of Houston — "one of the United States's busiest sea ports.[1]"

1. "Welcome to the Houston-Galveston Navigation Channel Project Online Resource Center" (description), USACE, December 2005, webpage: USACE-HGNC.

// END QUOTE

PS: Forgot to add that I'm adding the bold + color in posts.
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[link to www.chron.com]
How Can You Be Two Places At Once When You're Not Anywhere at all
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[link to www.click2houston.com]

The Houston Ship Channel is closed to marine traffic after a barge slammed into a tower supporting a high-voltage electric transmission line, threatening to topple it into the channel. The U.S. Coast Guard says the tow boat Safety Quest was pushing three barges loaded with scrap metal when it crashed into the tower,

I found a local link, it says it happened around 6:00am.

Ha ha, so much for Safety Quest!
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The Houston Ship Channel is closed to marine traffic after a barge slammed into a tower supporting a high-voltage electric transmission line, threatening to topple it into the channel. The U.S. Coast Guard says the tow boat Safety Quest was pushing three barges loaded with scrap metal when it crashed into the tower,

I found a local link, it says it happened around 6:00am.

Ha ha, so much for Safety Quest!
 Quoting: Yee Haw


Echoes of 9/11..... damned
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The Longwalker Dude and his radio sidekick have mentioned this area as possibly being at risk for several years running.
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[link to www.click2houston.com]

The Houston Ship Channel is closed to marine traffic after a barge slammed into a tower supporting a high-voltage electric transmission line, threatening to topple it into the channel. The U.S. Coast Guard says the tow boat Safety Quest was pushing three barges loaded with scrap metal when it crashed into the tower,

I found a local link, it says it happened around 6:00am.

Ha ha, so much for Safety Quest!
 Quoting: Yee Haw

The rest of it...scratching
The 25-mile waterway is lined by the nation's biggest complex of petrochemical plants. The Port of Houston ranks first in the nation in foreign waterborne tonnage and imports and second in U.S. export tonnage and total tonnage.

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Hope this thread'll get pinned...it's noteworthy.
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When you dance with the devil the devil doesn't dance...the devil dances you.

my .02
1:1.618 ratio
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Houston again?

This won't be the first time it was marked.

Pin!!!!!!
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[link to www.click2houston.com]

The Houston Ship Channel is closed to marine traffic after a barge slammed into a tower supporting a high-voltage electric transmission line, threatening to topple it into the channel. The U.S. Coast Guard says the tow boat Safety Quest was pushing three barges loaded with scrap metal when it crashed into the tower,

I found a local link, it says it happened around 6:00am.

Ha ha, so much for Safety Quest!

The rest of it...scratching
The 25-mile waterway is lined by the nation's biggest complex of petrochemical plants. The Port of Houston ranks first in the nation in foreign waterborne tonnage and imports and second in U.S. export tonnage and total tonnage.
 Quoting: NOMOREASlave


NATO Oil Tankers bombed in Pakistan today aswell......
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From a CHRON reader comment

"officials are searching for the owners of the towing vessel"
According to a google search, the Safety Quest is owned by AEP River Operations and was built in 2007. It's last position was listed as Green's Bayou (GBU).
[link to www.aepriverops.com]
[link to shipbuildinghistory.com]
AEP River Operations, based in Chesterfield, Mo., operates 60 towboat and 20 harbor vessels and more than 2,850 barges. It is an affiliate of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP). AEP is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity to more than 5 million customers in 11 states.
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shakeit

This could be very problematic.
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LOL...you tards are so predictable. I read this story some hours ago and said to the wife....won't be long till the doomtards try to make this into an "EVENT" on the GLP.

Low and behold here it is.....enjoy your fantasy.
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Doesn't look strange to me. Safety issue - shut the facility down for 2 days. Expensive, but not that huge.
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Dude, either you didn't read the link or must not understand what this is actually about & what is being claimed by officials as the reason for closing the entire channel = there is NO facility involved! Simply a downed power line from a tower that was hit in barge incident this morning & the quoted article says clearly that the power in the line has been "secured" = juice cut off. Now why would they do this drastic measure to close the channel off (nothing in or out ) completely when there is a dead power line that could be either fished out of the water or have weights attached to send it to the bottom & out of the way - huh? Nope, not buying it! This channel is one of the busiest ports in the USA + listed as one of the top ports in the world for petrochemicals !!!!

See this link:

PORT OF HOUSTON
[link to en.wikipedia.org]

QUOTE SNIP - FAIR USE:

The Port of Houston is the port of Houston, Texas, the fourth-largest city in the United States. The Port is a 25-mile-long complex of diversified public and private facilities located a few hours' sailing time from the Gulf of Mexico. It is the busiest port in the United States in terms of foreign tonnage, second-busiest in the United States in terms of overall tonnage, and sixteenth-busiest in the world.[2] Though originally the port's terminals were primarily within the Houston city limits, the port has expanded to such a degree that today it has facilities in multiple communities in the Greater Houston area. In particular the port's busiest terminal, the Barbours Cut Terminal, is located in Morgan's Point, Texas.

The Port of Houston consists is a cooperative entity consisting of both the port authority, which operates the major terminals along the Houston Ship Channel, and more than 150 private companies situated along Buffalo Bayou and Galveston Bay.[3] Many petroleum corporations have built refineries along the channel where they are partially protected from the threat of major storms in the Gulf of Mexico. The petrochemical complex associated with the Port of Houston is one of the largest in the world."[4]

END QUOTE - much more @ link

Note in above snip that the Houston Ship Channel is claimed to be "the busiest port in the United States in terms of foreign tonnage" ........ and so, from a security perspective, that translates into easy penetration by foreign vessels & crew (aka "terrorists" or foreign "operatives" ) that are entering in & out 24/7 every day of the year.

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From my own trips there, I know that the Houston Ship Channel is a vast expanse of sea water, starts as a natural inlet on the east side of Galveston Island & there is a Texas DOT Ferry there that goes across it over to Bolivar Peninsula (= Bolivar was hit bullseye by Hurricane Ike last year).

This inlet then extends north / northeast and eventually becomes more narrow where it was dredged out to accomodate large vessels & almost reaches the eastern side of downtown Houston (that fact also is serious risk for terrorist' strikes along with the city being the HQ of GHWB #41 nowadays while Jr is just 5 hours north on I-45 up in Dallas).

The ship channel is flanked by towns like La Marque, Texas City, League City, Clear Lake (NASA's JSC + Kemah Board Walk area are on west side), Webster, Pasadena, Baytown, + more. The channel services a huge area, with miles & miles of enormous CHEMICAL PLANTS one after another (and enormous ones like the Exxon-Mobile Plant @ Baytown, BP, Bio-diesel refinery etc etc).

[ Note: To get an idea of what could happen, look up the 1947 blast in Texas City that broke windows for hundreds of miles around & is considered "the worst industrial accident in American history" <-- quote from link below)

[link to en.wikipedia.org] ]


I've been up this ship channel by boat + driven through the miles of chemical plants many times ... it is absolutely mind boggling & quite scary experience too... so toxic, so dangerous, with gigantic ground tanks filled w/ chemicals that stretch as far as you can see any direction & many of the various refineries & chemical processing plants are so big that they seem like something from sci-fi novels. And smokestacks all over 24/7 release effluent vapors & various pipes with burning flames burning gas releases that reach far up in the sky & can see those everywhere too, even from I-45 driving to Galveston from Houston.

There are facts & also map of this channel at this site below:

[link to www.swg.usace.army.mil]

This article below gives overview of how vast, tremendously dangerous & toxic the area is + some photos too. A person needs to see this area to really understand what is at stake and how this is an extremely vulnerable target area = one explosive type incident in a strategic location could set off chain reactions that would make the 9-11 events on Sept 9, 2001 look like a little birthday candle sputtering.

12/16/09: A Quiet Hell (= 7 pages)

[link to www.houstonpress.com]
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From a CHRON reader comment

"officials are searching for the owners of the towing vessel"
According to a google search, the Safety Quest is owned by AEP River Operations and was built in 2007. It's last position was listed as Green's Bayou (GBU).
[link to www.aepriverops.com]
[link to shipbuildinghistory.com]
AEP River Operations, based in Chesterfield, Mo., operates 60 towboat and 20 harbor vessels and more than 2,850 barges. It is an affiliate of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP). AEP is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity to more than 5 million customers in 11 states.
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Curious.
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interesting.
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Guess which movie was on tv when we turned it on this morning? Yup, Close Encounters. There's been a LOT of UFO stuff this week. I've gotten to the point I don't believe a damned thing on the news anymore. Too much shilling for the Obamanation and his minions and TPTB, in general.
Thanks for the info, OP. I've NEVER heard of this. How many DAYS does it take to fix a downed line shutting down one of the nation's busiest ports? And they're trying to shut down travel with terror alerts. Quite a pattern already.

Update: My husband...who is the most unconspiratorial person I know...said his first thought was something is up...not an accident. Even the sheeple think this is suspicious.

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A few years ago I was considering a move to Houston and got a distinct premonition of several explosions there, looked to be oil refineries. My premonitions have kept me safe over the years, including moving away from the Gulf of Mexico before the spill. Just to add my 2 cents ...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1117762


You too? A little over a year ago, I had a vision (?) of large explosions near Houston, too.

See "PREDICTIONS" thread for more of what I received on 12/30 this past year. (all caps)

Houston / Galveston certainly seemed prominent, so I don't doubt you for a minute.
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Interesting aerial shot of the utility tower and the barges...

[link to www.wfaa.com]
Part of Houston Ship Channel closed after barge hits power lines

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