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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Earlier tonight, a crew from #uscg STA Niagara rescued a person out of the water after their vessel was taking on w… https://t.co/kVp9p15qwH
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Always be aware of the weather conditions when planning an outing. #GreatLakesBoatingSafety #GreatLakeshttps://t.co/NJzVizkyGZ
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#DYK that cell phone batteries drain faster in cold weather? Before heading out, make sure your cell is fully charg… https://t.co/66soA3hdhn
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Some photos from last night! Drone photo courtesy of Todd Shorkey. Waterline photos courtesy of STA Saginaw River.… https://t.co/gOXtW3Z5uB
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As of this morning, the tug came and was able to successfully aid the vessel in getting underway. The M/V Calumet i… https://t.co/6TLRvaBtJZ
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Last night, the M/V Calumet ran aground on the #Saginaw River IVO the Lake States Railroad Bridge. Read the full re… https://t.co/qe4nNKXeXH
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That’s a big jump and can make a pleasant outing into a dangerous situation. Consistently monitor weather and pay a… https://t.co/7s57oe1ILP
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Even if you are not planning on entering the water, dress for water temps. #DYK cold water lowers body heat dramati… https://t.co/x9x4MbCt5O
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#ICYMI- read about Lt. Thomas “Jimmy” Crotty and his recent memorial service at the Academy. DYK that Lt. Crotty wa… https://t.co/tSPgxSSQTb
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Our hearts are with our #GreatLakes search and rescue partners in Canada as they mourn the loss of their colleague,… https://t.co/SRHw9kuMwz
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#DYK the @USCG searches on empty, adrift vessels? A Station Sault Ste Marie crew located this pedalboat this AM in… https://t.co/VnPvzzPZeu
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WHOA. It's getting weird out there with this changing weather! Be sure to check conditions first whenever you're he… https://t.co/wYndsytEuy
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The timely appearance of a @USCG Station Rochester crew clearing another case helped a struggling windsurfer in… https://t.co/SfQqnnY0hK
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A crew from @USCG Station Marblehead safely MEDEVACed a sick person overnight from #LakeErie's Kelleys Island, meet… https://t.co/fVhLWr6CTK
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Good work today by @USCG Station Saginaw River, whose crew safely towed in a disabled tritoon with 3 people onboard… https://t.co/Lcn9FUMGSb
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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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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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