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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Thank you @WintzWeather @PhotogBlake for joining #USCG STA #Cleveland Harbor underway on the 45’ RB-M and most impo… https://t.co/70Cxnsyn9G
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(2 of 2) The #USCG crew were on scene & transported a dog, also onboard, that had managed to swim to a different be… https://t.co/m2RDoC7Vdz
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(1 of 2) #Teamwork on the #GreatLakes! Last PM, @USCG STA Duluth responded to a call of a 40’ p/c with 5 POB taking… https://t.co/I2AyiudAdh
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Yesterday, @USCG received report via CH-16 stating a person was having a seizure on the West Pier in the Port of… https://t.co/Mkr05Pxc9s
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Timing is critical in any #SAR case and knowing the basic information about a missing/overdue #boater can help dire… https://t.co/woraCH2QDs
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A good outcome this afternoon for a windsurfer struggling off Muskegon Beach in #LakeMichigan. Station (Small) Musk… https://t.co/zRh507oqzC
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Great work by a crew from Station Port Huron, Mich., who deployed a pump to a flooding 68-foot vessel with a shaft… https://t.co/epBXqiU0ZR
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Nice work this PM by Station Buffalo, who happened on a person in the water in Upper Niagara River who jumped off h… https://t.co/Kn2dWBxrjM
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Bravo Zulu to our partners at #ChicagoPolice! For mariners, it always pays to be familiar with your area of operat… https://t.co/qkf0u66Qr1
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Good communications helped with rescue of 7 people, including 4 kids, from disabled/adrift 29-footer in… https://t.co/xBEd1toeJF
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Bravo Zulu to Station Saginaw River, who rescued 2 people yesterday, aged 10 and 19 and wearing life jackets, from… https://t.co/3RSORi6NjK
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There may be more remote spots than the tip of the #KeweenawPeninsula in #LakeSuperior, but not many. It took real… https://t.co/mGw74XuOhl
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Great work this evening by @USCG Station Manistee, who had a good Sam report a 44-year-old man struggling near the… https://t.co/jBX9r9F158
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Nice work this afternoon by @USCG Station Port Huron, Mich., who got report of a person in a lifejacket in the near… https://t.co/DTtbChEK6s
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Let's heed the experts' warnings and stay safe out there. #GreatLakesBoatingSafety #LakeMichigan https://t.co/mLbSVD69bk
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@EA14275829 @JRCCTrentCCCOS We launched boats and aircraft as soon as the distress call was made the #USCG does not… https://t.co/fmwODKuoUe
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#GreatLakes #LakeSuperior Please see #USCG news release regarding Autonomous Research Equipment or "Saildrones" to… https://t.co/vky2dqAhaM
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#UPDATE After extensive search efforts were conducted via air and water assets by #USCG and @JRCCTrentCCCOS , searc… https://t.co/ccSYCAo27n
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BZ #USCG STA St. Clair Shores after report received from @TowBoatUS of a 42' P/C ran aground w/ 3 POB IVO the south… https://t.co/hgJZMl8rX5
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@mommyfanatic Please contact the Sector Lake Michigan Search and Rescue line at (414) 747-7182.
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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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