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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A good outcome this weekend as @USCG Air Station Traverse City, Stations Sault Ste Marie & St Ignace, & Chippewa Co… https://t.co/zniaNmib9L
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Check out the latest episode of our new Great Lakes Beacon podcast. In this episode we talk to crew members from… https://t.co/5opfNuvFwN
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Bravo Zulu to an alert and speedy good Samaritan, who jumped in a dinghy on Belle Isle this AM & helped a man who'd… https://t.co/pQy37dxdbA
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Thanks to that large landmass to the north, for posting this fun video. But it’s also a reminder : weather on our G… https://t.co/b9K3DcTBDe
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Nice job by our Chicago colleagues, both lifeguards and the @CPDMarineUnit, who rescued a man near the 57th St. Bea… https://t.co/4tAXPWceGI
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Hurricane zones are susceptible to rip currents, but did you know our Great Lakes are, too? Learn how to escape the… https://t.co/aQ2ISID3CI
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RT @LakeMichigangr8: 🚩🚩Active Beach Hazards 🚩🚩 #staysafe #lakemichigan https://t.co/ANw55zLONF
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Whoa. Firefighters yesterday tamed boat fires triggered by a refueling explosion at a marina in St. Clair Shores MI… https://t.co/ODGc0hDaKS
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EDITED TO FIX LINK: Video of yesterday’s Mackinac Island Harbor medevac by aircrew in an Air Station Traverse City… https://t.co/RQsE6YpOi6
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.@USCG Station St Ignace & Air Station Traverse City crews joined Mackinac Marine Rescue overnight to medevac 4 peo… https://t.co/VJbvZ1Og43
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#GreatLakes @USCG crews were involved in 81 cases & saved 56 lives this weekend. 2 cases on Sunday resulted in 6 li… https://t.co/jf4fmEN8jz
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RT @nbcchicago: BREAKING: Off-Duty Lifeguard Rescues Man Who Fell Into Diversey Harbor https://t.co/NwWruwO1f3 https://t.co/5jyrR0FgvJ
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"Nothing is promised but I’m going to do my part to make sure I make it home." -Torrey Smith… https://t.co/zLwGHyFsLV
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#BreakingNews Good Sams rescued 4 ppl from water after boat capsized near West Sister Island. Administered CPR to 1… https://t.co/LUsafKDVYa
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RT @CPDMarineUnit: Great response by all personnel involved @USCGGreatLakes @idnrcp @CFDMedia many saved but unfortunately a child did not…
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A @USCG Station DuSable Harbor boatcrew and partners rescued 9 people from a capsized vessel near #Chicago today. O… https://t.co/jDXkwMZqhh
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.@USCG Station Michigan City teamed up with New Buffalo's Fire Department today to battle a fire in New Buffalo, MI… https://t.co/mKcpXIiyYr
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RT @USCG: Don't ruin your vacation!! Charter Boats are a great time, just make sure they are legal. #LawEnforcement #illegalcharter #USCG
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It's hot! If you're planning on cooling off in the #GreatLakes, know how to get back to shore safely. If you get ca… https://t.co/EZ8HR9PkBZ
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.@USCG Air Sta TC responded to 3 people in the water who fell off their jet skis Saturday. All had lifejackets on!… https://t.co/sWeA9sQDCt
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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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