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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Time to make sure the chipmunks didn’t find themselves a nice comfy home out in the boathouse this winter. Be sure… https://t.co/1pCETkX9Bt
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And remember to dress for the water temperature, not the air temperature. Especially this time of year!… https://t.co/23WnySZNzw
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Bravo Zulu to the crew of a Response Boat - Medium from @USCG Station Port Huron, who successfully MEDEVAC’ed an in… https://t.co/zRJ118J3ph
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Join us on FB Live 1 p.m. EST for @USCG District 9 change-of-command. We'll welcome Rear Adm. Johnston as the new c… https://t.co/a5QChsFQI9
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Our neighbors to the north know a thing or two about cold and cold water, even in the spring. Remember to wear your… https://t.co/0nZhiLKN2M
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Great Lakes-area reservists, like @USCG reservists nationwide, are assisting with Covid vaccine distribution. Our c… https://t.co/zhRvkHwzas
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Coast Guard crews have been hard at work across the #GreatLakes for operation Spring Restore. Replacing, servicing… https://t.co/jB1p5adcMZ
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As the number of boaters increase on the #GreatLakes, remember to look after other mariners on the water. If you se… https://t.co/cmxESNl1jI
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BZ for the work of all hands who participated during the #NFLDraft. #USCG personnel came from Buffalo, local Clevel… https://t.co/Xl3OcyaCHn
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#ICYMI. On #LakeErie this past week, a kayaker overturned and could not correct it. He called for CG help via VHF r… https://t.co/57g5BAguTn
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The #NFLDraft is in full swing! #USCG is working to maintain a safe perimeter for this event. Be safe while at or… https://t.co/5u0mMqvMGF
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The #USCG in Cleveland is getting ready for the #NFLDraft. We are excited to work in support of state and local fed… https://t.co/Eflo91taiC
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Always check your local weather before heading out! Although it’s warm and sunny now, weather can change quickly on… https://t.co/W4fBDlNjoG
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Don’t forget, the CG goes out for empty vessels, oars, and life vests. Label your gear so we know who to look for a… https://t.co/EcEdkKrvwT
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Boating season is fast approaching! Make sure everyone is aware of safety precautions while on the water. https://t.co/Jm6rGpT81P
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RT @DrPlanktonguy: One of the important spring-fall duties of both 🇺🇲🇨🇦 #CoastGuard is that we deploy and maintain Aids to Navigation (AtoN…
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RT @JRCCTrentCCCOS: Today JRCC received a request for assistance with a sinking boat in Presqu'ile Bay, ON. A Griffon crew from @RCAF_ARC
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#TBT to 1986 and some members' thoughts on the impending doom of shaving their beards. What do you think? https://t.co/H4FsTwleNB
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RT @USCG: The official symbol for the #MonthOfTheMilitaryChild is the dandelion. It puts down roots almost everywhere, is resilient, & will…
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RT @USCG: Today is the day - the new #USCG Mentoring Program opens for enrollment. This innovative and modernized approach to mentorship of…
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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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