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    Greenpeace protests in Houston

    I tend to stay out of the NS threads for the most part, but Iíll share this one. 11 protesters have suspended themselves from the Fred Hartman bridge over the Houston Ship Channel. Theyíre expected to continue for 24 hrs.
    I am currently on anchor because of the closure of HSC. Anytime the HSC is closed it costs millions upon millions of dollars in commerce to be delayed.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...-fuel-n1053036

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    Re: Greenpeace protests in Houston

    Is there no legal retribution for delaying millions of dollars in commerce?

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    Re: Greenpeace protests in Houston

    They are protesting the use of fossil fuels. I'm curious to know if they road their bicycles to Houston or they drove there.
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    Re: Greenpeace protests in Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by uafanataum View Post
    Is there no legal retribution for delaying millions of dollars in commerce?
    they will all likely go to jail.
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    Re: Greenpeace protests in Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by 92tide View Post
    they will all likely go to jail.
    I don't believe I've ever seen a Greenpeace activist resist arrest. I don't like protesters who interfere with someone else's job, but at least they are non violent and (to my knowledge) accept their punishment when the protest is over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I don't believe I've ever seen a Greenpeace activist resist arrest. I don't like protesters who interfere with someone else's job, but at least they are non violent and (to my knowledge) accept their punishment when the protest is over.
    the folks doing these actions (at least the folks directly doing the stuff) know they are going to jail. these folks actually do quite a bit of preparation and generally know what they are getting themselves into.
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    Re: Greenpeace protests in Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by Tug Tide View Post
    how long did you end up getting delayed?
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    Re: Greenpeace protests in Houston

    Good for them.

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    Re: Greenpeace protests in Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by 92tide View Post
    how long did you end up getting delayed?
    Roughly 30 hours.
    Company rules prohibit divulging specific information. A delay like that doesnít cost my company money or me personally, but itís frustrating none the less.

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    Re: Greenpeace protests in Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by Tug Tide View Post
    Roughly 30 hours.
    Company rules prohibit divulging specific information. A delay like that doesn’t cost my company money or me personally, but it’s frustrating none the less.
    The channel’s been closed at least 2 other times this year. It’s kinda routine. Did you come here through the Gulf or the Intercostal?

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    Re: Greenpeace protests in Houston

    We transport betweeen ports in the gulf. Iím operating a 600í articulated tug/barge unit. Way too big for the ICW

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    Re: Greenpeace protests in Houston

    I fully support anyoneís right to protest, even if I donít agree with their cause. But I strongly oppose a protest that disrupts the lives and daily routine of others.


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