Welcome to the Ninth Coast Guard District

Guardians of the Great Lakes

The Ninth Coast Guard District is responsible for all Coast Guard operations throughout the five Great Lakes, the Saint Lawrence Seaway and parts of the surrounding states including 6,700 miles of shoreline and 1,500 miles of the international border with Canada. The 6,000 active duty, reserve, civilian and auxiliary men and women who make up the Ninth District deliver multi-mission services in search and rescue, maritime safety and security, environmental protection, maritime law enforcement, aids to navigation and icebreaking.

 

         

 

NINTH COAST GUARD DISTRICT
1240 East Ninth Street
Cleveland, OH 44199
(216) 902-6000

 

Ninth District Command Center - 1-800-321-4400
Emergency Dismissal Plan Hotline - 216-902-6185

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RT @USCG: Would you leave home without your cellphone? Didn't think so. You shouldn't go boating without a marine radio either. #safeboatin
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RT @USCGNortheast: Don't forget to create a float plan before you go on the water! Tell a friend or family member where you are going and w…
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RT @matthewkirkwood: A perfect morning for a boat ride. Feeling safe as well w/ Officer in Charge Kirk McKay of @USCGGreatLakes @uscoastgua
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RT @MCSCSailing: The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center is proud to be a part of this effort! Come to our FREE safety night May 22, 5:30-8:…
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There are many dangers to boating under the influence. Protect your life and others – never BUI! #safeboatinghttps://t.co/YtzynIEo3Q
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Station Fairport hosted an open house over the wknd in support of #NationalSafeBoatingWeek! Visitors took boat ride… https://t.co/iFj39iH3Hb
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RT @ClevelandFire: #CLEFIRE Companies on scene of technical water rescue. Missing swimmer reported between Voinovich Park and @rockhall. Di…
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Think life jackets aren’t for you? Think again. 83 percent of reported drownings occur when the person wasn’t weari… https://t.co/TMChA8pOmG
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It's wear your lifejacket to work day to kick off National Safe Boating Week! Huckleberry always wears his lifejack… https://t.co/lKCWru2hkl
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Floaty Friday! What NOT to do around a freighter Float on a giant flamingo Use paddlecraft without a life jacket Ra… https://t.co/8jYbIeI2fk
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National Safe Boating Week is kicking off this Saturday! It's a good time to check your gear now that we are headin… https://t.co/36Rzil0seY
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RT @USCG: Happy Mother's Day!! 🌷 https://t.co/m1wcKz5uDA
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RT @CoastGuardCAN: Happy #MothersDay 🌹 Whether at sea or on shore, from coast to coast to coast, we salute all Moms, Grandmothers and Moms-…
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RT @maritimecommons: New #GreatLakes Pilotage Rates published today in the @FedRegister. Details available here: https://t.co/8bka6aOp0d @U
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RT @ComdtUSCG: The @USCG is approaching a readiness tipping point. To be the #CoastGuard that America needs takes more than just modernized…
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RT @OpDryWater: Water sports are action-packed, full of fun and thrills, and at other times they can be extreme and dangerous. Always be su…
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RT @VComdtUSCG: We are fishers of men. For those who are lost, we are hope. In the heart of the storm, we are safe harbor. When darkness…
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RT @ShareTheRiver: What's a pre-#CuyahogaRiver Safe Paddle Forum Meet with @NaluSUP look like? Like this... Join us at @MarketGardenCLE's H…
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Friday (cold, hard) Fact! tag or share the 1-10-1 rule with your loved ones. The initial gasp when you enter cold water is your body's first response to the temperature. If you make it past the first minute of cold shock and control your breathing, you have up to 10 minutes of muscle control. During this time, blood will be leaving your extremities for your core causing you to lose control and swimming ability. You have up to one hour before hypothermia sets in causing violent shivering, unconsciousness, or cardiac arrest. Keep in mind that most cold water deaths occur well before this point -- only those wearing a life jacket will survive longer than 10 minutes in most cases.
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Help out a Coast Guard crew. Mark your boating gear with contact information in case it floats away. Being able to contact the owner of an unmanned vessel to confirm they are not in distress will prevent crews from using time and resources to conduct searches for an unconfirmed missing person.
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