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 @LakeMichigan13: Yup, still high. But most importantly read the 3rd sentence in order to guess which of #GreatLakes is the biggest. #Lak
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RT @USCG: #USCG Cutter Alder was down bound in the #SooLocks recently enroute for Lake Michigan to continue to work buoys as the winter shi…
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RT @OpDryWater: A typical recreational propeller can travel from head to toe on an average person in less than one tenth of a second. Turn…
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#OTD in 1989 @USCG buoy tender Mesquite grounded on a reef after removing a buoy. The crew worked 3 hrs to save the… https://t.co/Ov5pyrzsnB
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#ICYMI @USCG Sector #Detroit and Station Saginaw River rescued three people and a dog last weekend. Here's the Mayd… https://t.co/FLmYhCpyXY
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RT @JasonViauCBC: Flying in a @USCGGreatLakes helicopter is definitely a highlight of my career, thanks for having me! As a journalist, I'…
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RT @TOWARF: 'Relationship is paramount': U.S., Canadian coast guards rely on each other to save lives https://t.co/s9ZPsSCJ8f@USCGGreatL
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RT @USCG: Continuing a 20-year tradition, #USCG Cutter Mackinaw will deliver 1,200 Christmas trees next week as part of Chicago's Christmas…
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@ShareTheRiver thanks for share as always!
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RT @USCG: Have you been struggling to find the perfect gift for your friendly fisherman or avid boater? Give them a gift that will keep th…
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Are you ready for #GreatLakes winter? Our crews are! Avoid seeing us by staying safe while enjoying the outdoors; I… https://t.co/G0dfdzhMVT
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This year marks the 20th anniversary of #USCG Cutter Mackinaw in the #Chicago #Christmas Ship program! The Mac crew… https://t.co/OcMiYPymRN
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This weekend #USCG Station Saginaw River crew rescued 3 people, 1 dog from Saginaw Bay after their vessel sunk. The… https://t.co/fhQBySeAu0
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RT @OpDryWater: Boater education can save lives and reduce accidents and injuries on the water. Take advantage of these winter months to pr…
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RT @USCGPACAREA: BUSTED: Another narcosub packed with ~5K of pure cocaine nabbed by Coast Guard crews! @uscg crews interdicted the drug-smu…
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RT @USCG: Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, "Calm seas never made a good sailor." Watch our crew from Coast Guard Station Ocean City, MD b…
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#UPDATE The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the possible missing person in the water after saturating the… https://t.co/1tr6a59xY1
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.@USCGGreatLakes is searching for a possible person in the water approximately 1 mile offshore near #Cleveland Harb… https://t.co/utNz6glFvC
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RT @USCGNortheast: Dress for the cold water and wear a #lifejacket. It can save your life. Check you some more information about cold water…
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Lt Thomas James Crotty being carried to his final resting place next to his mother, father and brother almost 80 ye… https://t.co/IhvdLCKUVo
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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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