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 @USCG: Phil may have seen his shadow, but he still wears his lifejacket when out on the water. Be like Phil. 🦺 #howyoudofellowkids #l
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Train, Maintain and Operate! #USCG STA Oswego crew recently conducted ice rescue training. #AlwaysReadyhttps://t.co/7jeu4jCjo1
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February is #BlackHistoryMonth, honoring the achievements and contributions made by our African American Coast Guar… https://t.co/CQcHGZZ34q
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RT @USCGLANTAREA: "Scout Talent and Refer" ⭐ STAR recruiting program now provides a $1,000 cash 💰 incentive as well as a Commandant’s Lette…
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It’s not enough to wear your life jacket, make sure the straps, buckles or zippers are secure. A snug fit is a prop… https://t.co/uxE5uHkbAq
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We hardly ever work alone when operating on the #GreatLakes so our @USCG crews look for opportunities to train with… https://t.co/OM1JLYhIJc
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RT @USCG: #Sundaymorningreads ☕ 📖 - #TheLongBlueLine: “No greater love”— Billy Flores, hero of the Cutter Blackthorn To read about this st…
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Exercise caution while on or near the ice and be able to identify which ice should be avoided. The strongest ice to… https://t.co/xwLiIeRDLb
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Always check weather & ice conditions before you head out! Ice thickness is not consistent and weather plays a majo… https://t.co/BVQgKGFcvy
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Happy Birthday to our partners up north, @CoastGuardCAN! We are always grateful for the teamwork our organizations… https://t.co/Q0dZX19HaJ
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RT @USCGAux: U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors from Flotilla 35-11, Calumet Harbor Chicago, IL, provide member training for boat crew…
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Take steps to help and protect yourself before venturing out on the ice! Carry ice awls or screwdrivers with you, w… https://t.co/NvLhTIBeAa
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#TrainingTuesday- our @USCG units across the #GreatLakes are training on the ice & qualifying new members! STA Alex… https://t.co/egiLghIez6
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RT @NWSDetroit: A winter storm is expected to impact the region on Wednesday with accumulating snow.#miwx https://t.co/OXLNHXPdD6 RT @NWSDetroit: A winter storm is expected to impact the region on Wednesday with accumulating snow.#miwx https://t.co/OXLNHXPdD6
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Be ready for the unexpected! Wearing a life jacket significantly increases your chances of survival. #USCGhttps://t.co/Ic9gFsnAqF
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#News Coast Guard preparing to close the waters of southern Green Bay to commercial vessel traffic starting Wednes… https://t.co/CRJWZccLNh
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With the little ice coverage around the #GreatLakes it’s still important to remember that no ice is safe ice!… https://t.co/NYa6bCwNkl
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BZ to #USCG AIRSTA Traverse City for MEDEVAC of a 20 YOF who suffered multiple injuries from a snowmobile accident… https://t.co/r2IhBCpwWM
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RT @OpDryWater: Practice safe and courteous boating practices. Be aware of what is going on around you, know the laws and rules of the wate…
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Train, Maintain, Operate! #FridayFromTheField- #USCG STA Sturgeon Bay crew trains with the MarSars rescue board to… https://t.co/qfjsw3brHC
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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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