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 @USCG: Mental health is a challenging issue we face all too often. The #USCG recognizes the need to prioritize how we face this challeng…
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Here’s a great tip on how to minimize the chance of capsizing. Be sure to not overload your boat while out on the w… https://t.co/8Comux6gVS
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BZ to #USCG STA Buffalo for the swift response today when a report came in of a capsized canoe w/ 1 PIW on the… https://t.co/ACVIreuFuf
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We are in the early part of the boating season on the #GreatLakes and @USCGGreatLakes has already responded to vari… https://t.co/aXQbTuGjlp
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Every time you take the boat out, check to see you have all required items and do systems test. A disabled vessel d… https://t.co/H7ZHjCjCJ7
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BZ for the swift response this evening when #USCG STA Portage responded to a disabled vessel w/ 5 POB taking on wat… https://t.co/agSRNHJ2bf
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Great advice from our pals @OpDryWater. Remember: just because you see another boater, that doesn’t mean they see y… https://t.co/AIByWuX52B
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As the weather warms, more #paddlecrafts are on the water. Be #safe and make informed decisions before you go out.… https://t.co/Vw8TPq0P8H
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We have been seeing warmer weather around the #GreatLakes, but remember the water is still dangerously cold! Dress… https://t.co/qbdmGLZPXz
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BZ for the swift coordination this morning when @USCGGreatLakes received request of a MEDEVAC for a 90 YOM aboard a… https://t.co/P3S29pEy08
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#Breaking #Update- The helo from AIRSTA Traverse City located the missing 60 YOM IVO of Racine, #WI and directed th… https://t.co/O8PSDBujlq
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A helicopter from #USCG AIRSTA Traverse City is en route. More updates to follow. #LakeMichigan #SAR
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#Breaking #HappeningNow- @USCG is currently searching for a 60 YOM after he was reported overdue by his spouse. Tow… https://t.co/YaUjMOovsm
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Our crews are hard at work across the #GreatLakes in support of Operation Spring Restore, an annual operation where… https://t.co/YofCVXm0gv
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It is a great time to reach out to your local @USCGAux and see what type of classes are available in your area and… https://t.co/WZJyDoraLg
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#USCG pollution responders from SEC Lake Michigan are conducting a joint #exercise in Manistee, #Michigan deploying… https://t.co/Zjy3XMd6SY
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Dangerous moments last night for kayaker who capsized in #LakeHuron near Tawas Point & struggled to make it ashore… https://t.co/KjxdxSg8aX
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It's definitely that time of year! #GreatLakesBoatingSafety https://t.co/HahbEOrVIn
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And remember, the #GreatLakes water is still plenty cold. Dress for the water, not the air, and always remember tho… https://t.co/fjCv0bEcI6
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Bravo Zulu to a crew from @USCG Station Michigan City, Ind., who started Mothers Day right by safely towing ashore… https://t.co/4gMDE64ISX
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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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