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 @CPDMarineUnit: .@USCGGreatLakes has issued the below Waterway Information Bulletin for #filming just off of @NavyPier. #Boaters please…
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@lininohio @NGattozzi @Indians We like how you think, Lin.
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@NGattozzi @Indians You are correct, Nick. Thanks for making the connection and for the shout out. We were just thinking the same thing.
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(3 of 3) @ohiodnr is conducting an investigation in to the cause of the collision. BZ for the response of all parti… https://t.co/VwK8UI2zq1
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(2 of 3)There were no reports of injuries from either vessel. Both vessels were able to make it to their boat launc… https://t.co/RD31mPV3ij
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(1 of 3) STA Marblehead responded to a collision between two boats off the entrance to the Portage River in Port Cl… https://t.co/Gt3abefQ4v
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While conducting ATON ops on #LakeErie, ANT Buffalo came upon a sailing vessel taking on water w/ 4 persons on boar… https://t.co/kBshhBWVCZ
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They call them the “great” lakes for a reason! Seas can get up to 30ft and winds can gust up to 70mph. Always check… https://t.co/svWCfrTQxm
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Nice work by Station Tawas, MI and a Good Sam who assisted a 54-footer flooding last night 5 miles offshore in… https://t.co/K7iy7xwDtD
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Since we're on the subject of our incomparable partners in the all-volunteer @USCGAux today: AUX units also rescued… https://t.co/k5a1DjyCWQ
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When we say we couldn't do what we do without our partners in the all-volunteer @USCGAux, we mean it! Aux members i… https://t.co/6tXHdj4ftT
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Big shout out to the good Sams who teamed up to douse a boat fire off Alpena MI & rescue 2 people. As Sector Sault… https://t.co/QFJaIi0iUG
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It's almost time to start the Chicago to Mackinac sailing race! @USCG & partners are enforcing a safety zone near t… https://t.co/nc39JnI6js
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Timeless advice: the quicker we find you, the quicker we can save you if you get in trouble on the #GreatLakes. Con… https://t.co/M1z4xdgFVz
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More rough weather is headed across the Mitten State tonight, so please be sure to secure your boats and other mari… https://t.co/KBqzxDHlUk
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It's been a whacky weather day all over the #GreatLakes region - a good reminder to always keep a close eye on rapi… https://t.co/swz8sgGOPx
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(2 of 2) The individual was transferred to the response boat and the CG crew worked to right and dewater the vessel… https://t.co/OBENG8NHEd
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(1 of 2) Another story highlighting the importance of #teamwork on the #GreatLakes. Reports came via VHF CH-16 of a… https://t.co/TxBqijmRGL
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BZ to STA Toledo for safely escorting a vessel beset by weather near Put-in-Bay with 3 persons onboard! Remember to… https://t.co/gZs8jyuess
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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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