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 @ComdtUSCG: HAPPENING NOW: The @USCG won’t stand for encroachment on U.S. territory/resources. Non-Arctic states operating off our North…
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This morning near the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior, a total of 10 kayakers from 3 different cases were rescued… https://t.co/R0NS7Qx65G
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Our message this weekend and all year long... NEVER boat under the influence. #BoatSafeBoatSober #NeverBUIhttps://t.co/dnvTpk0mp8
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RT @CoastGuardCAN: Front row seat to see what its like to drive one of our Fast Rescue Crafts! These vessels are mainly used in #SearchAndR
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#DYK #USCG launches searches for unmanned adrift vessels? Including floaties! This duck diverted a boatcrew and air… https://t.co/mdIEZBeQVn
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RT @ShareTheRiver: As the summer boating season heats up across Northeast Ohio, @USCGGreatLakes is reminding boaters about the danger on #L
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RT @USCG: Today, we honor the great men who raised us and the proud dads currently serving. Happy Father's Day! #FathersDay https://t.co/vD…
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RT @MMVittone: They give you every chance. Here's how.https://t.co/MvdOFPhgni
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RT @OpDryWater: Alcohol impacts a boater’s balance. Balance is critical on a boat. Simply falling overboard and drowning accounts for at le…
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U.S. Coast Guard Great Lakes will be going live on Facebook tomorrow for the Ninth District change of command cerem… https://t.co/UF9TXbP4aY
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RT @JamesFreed: Today Mayor Repp presented @USCGGreatLakes Hollyhock Commanding Officer Nick Monacelli with a City flag. We noticed a few w…
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RT @CoastGuardCAN: #BravoZulu to this year’s graduates, the next generation of Officers! You are the newest faces of our organization, who…
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@CoastGuardCAN Welcome to the fleet, shipmates! #SemperParatus.
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Cold Water Kills! Remember, the weather may be getting warmer, but the water is still dangerously cold. Be careful… https://t.co/q9FbKIjeIr
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RT @miseagrant: A free app from the @USCG can help boaters pick the right time for a safe excursion on the lake: https://t.co/zCgaTtR7hT @…
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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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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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