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 @NWSChicago: The pleasant early fall weather continues with a slight warming trend as temps reach into the mid-70s by Wed. A strong cold…
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Do you recognize this paddle boat? It was found on the beach of Headlands State Park off #LakeErie. The #USCG condu… https://t.co/DvkCYZ6Htr
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Don’t take any chances when you’re on the water! #USCG #GreatLakesBoatingSafety https://t.co/EBH0jTrkEe
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RT @NWSCLE: The impacts of the remnants of Ian should be minimal over northern Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania Saturday. We expect there wi…
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#FridayFromTheField featuring #USCG STA Marquette conducting two-boat training in Lower Harbor. #LakeSuperiorhttps://t.co/ddlldG145i
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RT @pleasewearit: You never know when an accident might happen so be prepared and always wear your life jacket and engine cutoff device. Ma…
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Always check the weather forecast before planning an outing on the water! #GreatLakesBoatingSafety https://t.co/Box1gREACT
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#USCG STA Marblehead crew conducted underway training on their new 27’ Special Purpose Craft - Shallow Water II. Th… https://t.co/llwXqlvDwD
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Earlier, STA Cleveland Harbor’s small boat, AIRSTA Detroit’s MH-65, #ODNR, and Cleveland Fire suspended the search… https://t.co/QI0DBH930u
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Have you ever thought about a career in the Coast Guard? Coast Guard Station Grand Haven is hosting a Career Day to… https://t.co/sSyPyuvYb0
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RT @NWSChicago: An early season shot of chilly air will bring a threat of frost to outlying areas tonight & Wed night w/some lake effect ra…
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Here’s some great tips from our friends up north. #PleaseWearIt #GreatLakesBoatingSafety https://t.co/X0TzcqYKJD
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The monument is the first of its kind specifically dedicated to the contributions and sacrifices made by our Africa… https://t.co/CuXR341rqn
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#ICYMI- On Saturday, @USCG RADM Johnston, Commander, Ninth Coast Guard District, provided remarks during the unveil… https://t.co/niMZQD8oBl
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This past weekend, @USCG members from #Toledo area units and over 600 volunteers partnered with Clean Your Streams… https://t.co/1fvSioGEvO
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The @USCG celebrates the contributions, both past and present, made by our diverse workforce not only in the Ninth… https://t.co/c4AV9INTcs
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The boating season is winding down on the #GreatLakes but the @USCG doesn’t stop! BZ to STA Fairport who responded… https://t.co/45eKlsspoM
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#SaturdayShoutout- this week, @USCG members from #GrandHaven units and the surrounding area participated in a highw… https://t.co/2VKGpF3yGI
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This Monday marks the 104th anniversary of the sinking of CGC Tampa during WWI where 111 Coast Guard sailors lost t… https://t.co/q2I6DucaFV
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(3 of 3) Remember that weather can change quickly on the water turning a pleasant outing to a life-threatening situ… https://t.co/yqjTf9VFD5
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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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