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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Under the Ambassador Bridge & in the shipping channel on the Detroit River is a bad place for your personal watercr… https://t.co/JEHed8n5Ig
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Always good advice, but especially as air and water cool! #GreatLakesBoatingSafety https://t.co/6DgI19mPCk
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Our Canadian partners @JRCCTrentCCCOS notified us of an ailing crewmember from the laker Michipicoten in northern… https://t.co/L4g0wW90lY
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RT @USCG_Tri_State: #BravoZulu to #USCG Air Sta. #CapeCod air crews, who successfully performed a late-night medevac for a man on a rec. bo…
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.@USCGGreatLakes Air Station Traverse City crew members medevaced a 59-year-old male off of a freighter approximate… https://t.co/6WucG1jtWZ
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We hear someone is celebrating a birthday today! Have a great one, shipmates! #teamworkmakesthedreamwork https://t.co/MZbim2KGRS
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Two people on a 21' Sea Ray that lost engine power east of the East 72nd St Marina in #Cleveland yesterday were tow… https://t.co/ACNwuHexBl
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Definitely looks like a winner to us! Congrats to the winner of the Life Jacket Video Contest!… https://t.co/aDMJ1r0PSG
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You can never be too safe! Don’t forget your VHF radio! #GreatLakesBoatingSafety #uscg #boatingreminder https://t.co/tORo0EqWMz
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Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day! The Coast Guard honors its members of the indigenous community that have served and… https://t.co/gOKwWPyXNj
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Early this morning, #USCG STA Marblehead MEDEVAC’ed a 50 year old man, who fell and hit his head while riding his b… https://t.co/y49BWp9HVI
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Keep the good times going with the right size life jacket. #Wearit #GreatLakesBoatingSafety https://t.co/odKfHwKONV
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A kitesurfer struggling in #LakeMichigan north of Chicago yesterday is safe after @USCG Station Kenosha launched sm… https://t.co/5qd4mFiM4F
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Sounds like the #weather is getting pretty dodgy on #LakeMichigan in the aptly-named #WindyCity. Thanks for the war… https://t.co/TrCcmoA5tX
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Nice work overnight by a boat crew from @USCG Station Belle Isle, who MEDEVAC'ed a crewmember from a #GreatLakes fr… https://t.co/YcnoQ8s6dy
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Brrrrrr. Hope the coffee is hot on the mess deck! https://t.co/9qZfrQGMoO
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What does Alaska have in common with the #GreatLakes? A heckuva lot of cold water. So what’s good advice for Alaska… https://t.co/KocY8b6bqB
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5 people on a disabled 41-foot powerboat off Conneaut, OH on #LakeErie towed to safety Saturday by @USCG crew from… https://t.co/Z9wrD14Dvd
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A kayak found adrift in #LakeMichigan today led to a search by Station Kenosha and Air Station Traverse City helico… https://t.co/LTrkzhz1HM
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There's usually more than one way to get the job done. Towboats couldn't get close enough to a boat aground on a sa… https://t.co/uiFYMwZqaP
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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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