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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Coast Guard #GreatLakes reminds you to help us help you: secure & label your boats & maritime gear & help prevent f… https://t.co/mK0arXaLTj
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CGC Hollyhock, the pride of #PortHuron, Mich., hard at work during Operation Spring Restore, when #GreatLakes buoy… https://t.co/65yPavQdRo
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@AndrewDodson Hard to say which one it is, Andrew ... but they do a lot of flying to keep their skills sharp!
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Does it still have that new helicopter smell? It’s actually more of a “new to you” situation, as this aircraft repl… https://t.co/Sz0fsi35K6
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The warmer weather means docks are going in across the region, even though that water is still COLD. If you use bar… https://t.co/MFJoqaZ7KS
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Before your boat goes back in the water for the season, now is a great time to do your vessel inspection and preven… https://t.co/85JlsqUJ8q
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Great reminder from our pals @OpDryWater. Don’t think this only pertains to motor vessels spending the day on the w… https://t.co/OREgZZQ4xC
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#ICYMI Michigan DNR has issued a warning to canoeists, kayakers and anglers to use caution at the mouth of the Dead… https://t.co/wyjOPCHGG4
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Great info graphic from our friends up north @CoastGuardCAN! Even though we are feeling some warmer weather on the… https://t.co/FvrGYR99of
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Another sign of spring on the #GreatLakes! Aids to Navigation markers and buoys need to be serviced, replaced and c… https://t.co/GpYFGs5rPT
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There’s a cold front coming over the #GreatLakes. It’s a change from what we’ve been seeing, but preparation never… https://t.co/wX41JCS06H
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As preparations begin for the boating season, check to make sure all your gear is labeled! Paddle crafts, life vest… https://t.co/E9uqsbgbkT
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RT @ComdtUSCG: Today is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Please take the time to thank and honor all of the Vietnam Veterans who have gi…
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RT @USArmy: Harriet Tubman Davis was known as a heroic, historic figure for many accomplishments. She will be inducted into the U.S. Army…
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We know that people are anxious to put their boats in the water as the weather starts to warm up. Don't forget to t… https://t.co/7uPKR6cqPb
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Who's excited for boating season?? We're starting to see more sun, but water in the Great Lakes will sustain danger… https://t.co/Xn9coyPyB7
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A @USCG Air Station Detroit crew hoisted 2 boaters from a vessel taking on water Friday morning.… https://t.co/OivaXxKu79
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The Soo Locks are officially open for the 2021 shipping season! Tug Laura L. Van Enkenvort with barge Joseph H. Tho… https://t.co/0W8nKu7WF1
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#NationalMedalofHonorDay Gallantry in action. Intrepidity. Above & beyond the call of duty. Risk of life. Selfless… https://t.co/nkKOCACZYW
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"Leaving the safety of the lighthouse and running onto the breakwater, Hatch had performed heroic work in aiding th… https://t.co/wnOuSSDBJd
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If you witness someone fall overboard, do NOT take your eyes off of them! Throw floatation devices out to them and yell "man overboard, port/starboard side!" while continuously pointing at them. The operator can then maneuver the vessel to recover the person in water.
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One thing you can count on is that the Great Lakes are unpredictable. Keep the fun days fun by being safe, wearing lifejackets, and planning ahead. Thanks for sharing your fun, safe day with us, Jessi!
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Remember BOSN Wren, who just earned his master cutterman title on U.S. Coast Guard Cutter ALDER? Bet you didn't know he made an appearance in the opening scene of Clear and Present Danger starring Harrison Ford!
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#OTD 20 years ago, Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) made its 1st drug interdiction. These aircrews deploy on #USCG cutters and use precision gunfire to stop drug smuggling vessels. #HITRON2020
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The Coast Guard Band completed their Great Lakes summer tour Sunday in Cantigny Military Park in Wheaton, Illinois with a most entertaining performance in front of more than 1,100 people at the outdoor venue. Mixed in with a variety of instrumentals, marches and patriotic songs was a medley of popular Julie Andrew songs sung by extremely talented Petty Officer 1st Class Megan Weikleenget. Each year the Band tours a different Coast Guard district. Next year, they'll perform on the west coast in District 11.
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Bandit says everyone can have fun while being safe on the water! Tag or share to remind a friend to wear a lifejacket on the water!
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Look after each other out there. Things can change in an instant.
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