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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Consistently checking the weather is part of #SafeBoatingHabits. We know the weather can change in an instant on th… https://t.co/UPHZnaDF9e
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In the early part of each season, we respond to dozens of boaters who thought they’d just drop their boat and head… https://t.co/xf2XROlkFD
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#DYK that a personal locator beacon, PLB, is specifically registered to the purchaser and sends an emergency signal… https://t.co/VxoRtn0Wfa
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Cooperation is key on a shared body of water like the #GreatLakes. Today, #USCG worked in coordination with local,… https://t.co/RkcEgQIv3y
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Love and respect our oceans 💙 https://t.co/p7eAtGqGXJ
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0630, June 6, 1944. Allied forces began the amphibious assault against Germany that marked the beginning of the end… https://t.co/pw6Mxmybbk
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Always label your gear with your contact info! The #USCG often finds lost watercraft, & we always assume someone's… https://t.co/57d2XV2Bln
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RT @USCG: A life jacket is the single most important piece of equipment on your boat. More than two-thirds of all boating fatalities are dr…
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A @USCG Station #Tawas response boat crew responded to a plane crash with 1 person onboard off Tawas Point,… https://t.co/O1jJnHM0gR
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We may be seeing warmer temps on the #GreatLakes but remember, it is still dangerously cold! Dress for the water te… https://t.co/eNsyvOABPv
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We couldn't do what we do on the #GreatLakes without our dedicated @USCGAux partners. Schedule a free vessel safety… https://t.co/yWffYNpTLL
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Let’s keep the spirit of #NationalSafeBoatingWeek going by staying safe on the #GreatLakes all summer long.… https://t.co/JnkP6k9Awm
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We’re lucky in the #GreatLakes region to be able to work so closely with such great partners and friends in… https://t.co/MLhJ0izuxy
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It's #NationalSafeBoatingWeek, so no better time to talk about personal locator beacons! PLBs are great for… https://t.co/CAm3bia5Lm
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There's plenty of beauty and awesomeness on our #GreatLakes. Thanks to @detroitdistrict, here's our chance to show… https://t.co/A6qj4frdxM
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It's true, we talk a lot about labeling small boats & gear with identifying info. Today a reg # helped find owners… https://t.co/7coDdRIN90
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RT @ShareTheRiver: Tomorrow's press conference at @CollisionBrew came together quickly due to the relationships and cooperative nature of t…
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Great tips from our Auxiliary! Pay special attention to your float plan. The information can be extremely helpful f… https://t.co/qhSQOImILp
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Preparation is key and part of that is looking into the weather. Exercise caution when out of the #ChicagoLakefronthttps://t.co/5LiCHK97KJ
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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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