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 @BoatingCampaign: Today’s #tuesdaytip is to mark dinghies, kayaks, canoes, and all other small watercraft with your personal contact inf…
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It sure is feeling December-y out there, and maybe not the best time to head out on our increasingly frigid… https://t.co/u6484BwuN4
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If it's floating, we're searching - so please label all gear & vessels & stow carefully! @USCG Station Alexandria B… https://t.co/UeMX9zmcHF
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Fog & low-lying clouds near #Lorain today triggered a search on land & shore for a disoriented man in a john boat o… https://t.co/OFjP2xacqq
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RT @NWSIWX: On @NOAASatellites GOES-East this morning, much of the Great Lakes region is seeing persistent cloud cover. Across our forecast…
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Earlier, SEC Detroit received report of a 16’ vessel with 02 POB, out of gas, power loss and unable to anchor IVO… https://t.co/Ov4ONKrDdu
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#DYK Life jackets are available in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. #USCG #GreatLakesWinterSafety https://t.co/oF2CWGKaxs
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#SundayReading Read more on the #USCG Cutter Mackinaw annual holiday tree delivery and details of the original Chr… https://t.co/RPM5QefE0V
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Mission Complete! The 2022 Christmas Tree Ship completed its offload of 1,200 #ChristmasTrees to be delivered to… https://t.co/986SwfGG1g
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Watch the first Christmas tree being offloaded for the 2022 Christmas Tree Ship event this morning by the #USCG Cut… https://t.co/oE6kbFuNIK
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As the air temperature drops, the water temperature also drops. Please remember to dress for water temperature and… https://t.co/Fqgk2vHUP4
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#WelcomeAboard CGC Mackinaw! Ensign Hatfield explained all the great things the #USCG does to kids in #Chicago. https://t.co/JyfmbKCRRM
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#FeelGoodFriday from #USCG SEC Detroit who recently held a unit wide Clothing Drive. Our crew members donated 3 car… https://t.co/QgkwtnUFLA
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School visits! Recently, the crew from #USCG STA Marblehead visited the PreSchool class at Danbury Local Schools. T… https://t.co/avtA9ikClW
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Today, the #USCG Cutter Mackinaw (WLBB 30) crew moored in #Milwaukee to offload the buoys they pulled in support of… https://t.co/GAASIGPzhG
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RT @OpDryWater: Make sure everyone – even experienced swimmers – wears a properly fitting U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket appropriate…
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For the past 22 years, the #USCG Cutter Mackinaw (WLBB 30) has held the unique role of delivering #ChristmasTrees t… https://t.co/zPYl6ZZYDl
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Help us help you! A float plan can provide us with the necessary information to provide assistance in the event of… https://t.co/KCJhhG76m0
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(2/2) They are replaced with thinner buoys, called cans and nuns, that can withstand the pressure from #Ice build u… https://t.co/MhAirrdP4P
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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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