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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The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards have issued a cautionary joint statement regarding the upcoming, unsanctioned Fl… https://t.co/N5lQHzN5G8
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It's been a bad year for boaters running aground, hitting breakwalls, & hitting submerged objects throughout the… https://t.co/yOHnHglcN9
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Many of these types of accidents occur at night. Always maintain situational awareness while on the #GreatLakes & r… https://t.co/U4qjcuAz3X
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(2 of 2) Anyone with information can make an anonymous report through the Cost Guard Investigative Service (CGIS) T… https://t.co/HIdemEls8h
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(1 of 2) The @USCG is working alongside partner agencies seeking information regarding the boating accident that oc… https://t.co/DKG0K4ORAw
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#ICYMI- Over the weekend, members from @USCG Sector Detroit & our small boat stations worked with local, state and… https://t.co/xCiXWVKlMx
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Photo of the 38’ vessel yesterday evening from @USCG STA Belle Isle. #SAR #SemperParatus https://t.co/DAPQkYmeXk
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#USCG STA St Clair Shores responded to a 38’ P/C with 2 POB, wearing PFDs, that had struck rocks causing it to take… https://t.co/akoJOqcoBN
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#USCG STA Bayfield responded to an overdue 30’ S/V that had run aground near Grants Point, #Wisconsin. Communicati… https://t.co/FHa0Kd0COh
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#USCG STA DuSable Harbor responded to a boating accident IVO #Chicago Playpen involving a 34’ & 30’ P/C. @CFDMedia,… https://t.co/OFiFYk14Vn
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Yesterday, our @USCG crews across the #GreatLakes had a busy evening working #SAR cases. As the summer winds down a… https://t.co/BePmVk7PTd
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BZ to @USCG STA Marblehead for their swift response to a 27’ P/C taking on water with 2 POB, both wearing PFDs, nea… https://t.co/XiRUhT8e1v
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(2 of 2) The crew conducted searches of the area & shortly after sighted three flares. The disabled 33’ P/C was saf… https://t.co/VUQkGkEuon
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(1 of 2) Great case this afternoon highlighting the importance of #preparedness when @USCG received report of a dis… https://t.co/IddL3I3sDo
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Before heading out on the #GreatLakes, double check to make sure all your communication channels are working proper… https://t.co/HdrT7NCi2d
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(2 of 2) Our auxiliarists, alongside our reserve, civilian, and active workforces, play a key role in making up tea… https://t.co/uFseLVbxKC
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(1 of 2) #SaturdayShoutout- we want to congratulate Commodore Douglas Cream as being selected as the 2021 Coast Gua… https://t.co/odrNmTqfbf
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(2 of 2) When the #USCG assets arrived on scene, the 44’ vessel was almost completely sunk. The aux crew rescued th… https://t.co/KgLk0G2wm6
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(1 of 2) Things can escalate quickly on the #GreatLakes as seen earlier this evening when @USCG STA Rochester respo… https://t.co/OKGPdIuOxU
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BZ @USCG STA Marblehead who diverted to assist after receiving report of a boater suffering a medical issue after f… https://t.co/rf2hAtIfFw
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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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