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 @onmilwaukee: 108 years ago today, the "Christmas Tree ship" foundered in Two Rivers @milwaukeepublib @USCGGreatLakes https://t.co/IooBu…
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RT @GRPress: Coast Guard investigates half-submerged barge, oil sheen in Grand Traverse Bay https://t.co/uuAuVWbGxF
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#SectorSaultStMarie is responding to a report of sheen near a partially submerged barge in Grand Traverse Bay near… https://t.co/h5dbt6mJ3z
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#DYK cold weather decreases battery life in your electronic devices faster than warm temps? Before going out, fully… https://t.co/3hOqtVrhII
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Time is critical when dealing with cold water. BZ to Sector Buffalo for a quick response aiding a disabled vessel i… https://t.co/adZV16dJTq
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A great and unique experience for the Coast Guard members working on the Great Lakes! Well done CGC Mackinaw for ke… https://t.co/YiFmFBvcJp
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Happy Thanksgiving! Wishing a healthy, safe, and happy holiday season to all. Remember all those deployed, standing… https://t.co/gZQAigSJnU
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Remember! Ice is not an extension of the land, it is still water. Wear your life jacket, have a marine radio, carry… https://t.co/2GIJpJQ1Ty
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As many of us think about the #WinterRecreation for the holiday weekend, remember: utilize your resources, prepare… https://t.co/6SnEBBFKpg
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Today Chicago recalls 1912 loss of schooner Rouse Simmons, the Christmas Tree Ship, & all hands. For 20 years… https://t.co/DXLsJWHMBN
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And thanks to all SPARS for their service! https://t.co/dQQVhL41XM
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DYK: Someone immersed in cold water has about 1 minute to control breathing against the gasping reflex, about 10 mi… https://t.co/RBwvRKAUpS
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There’s going to be some snow across the #GreatLakes region overnight, so it’s a good time to think about… https://t.co/8BjhniT6kp
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Nice work by #USCGGreatLakes crew from Station Michigan City, IN & Portage FD, who rescued a kiteboarder beset by w… https://t.co/n97We5yWZK
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A recent visit from Ronald Preston of the San Carlos Apache Nation helped @USCG members at Sector #LakeMichigan cel… https://t.co/BGha31Xbiq
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Dog hoist in action! @USCG Air Station Detroit crew located and rescued two hunters and their dog Sunday night.… https://t.co/DsViOFKFGu
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Check out these photos from Sunday night's rescue of 2 hunters & a dog. @JRCCTrentCCCOS reported the men were beset… https://t.co/eOfFhYDfiI
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.@USCG Air Station #Detroit supported @JRCCTrentCCCOS in search for 2 hunters & dog beset by weather Sunday night.… https://t.co/SMmfNnlGmG
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RT @Photogr18810935: I'm sorry but did you say November 15th? Pano from St. Joseph on Lake Huron #onstorm Lightning, rolling clouds, crazy…
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Senior Chief Irwin, BM2 Meyer, BM2 Larson, BM3 Meyers, SN O’Connor & family participated in a 20 mi. ruck. The 20 m… https://t.co/mwmev4Tlef
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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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