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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Please stay safe when you're out enjoying our Great Lakes...and watch out for others nearby!
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Expect the unexpected. The Coast Guard recommends boaters to wear lifejackets while boating rather than just having it handy.
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We missed the official best friends day, but that doesn't mean we can't appreciate our best friends all the other days!
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Do you have a plan if someone falls overboard?
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Pyrotechnic distress signals do have an expiration date. Make sure all your safety and signaling gear is serviceable before heading out on the boat during these summer days!
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Semper Pawratus, Storm!
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"If you go overboard, it's a Coast Guard chopper crew that may come looking for you. If you want to look like more than a speck in a bathtub, wear some eye-catching colors under your life jacket."
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Did you know diver became an official Coast Guard rating in 2015?
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“It's such a loss to us, the pain of my brother hurts every day. I don’t want any other family to endure that. If you're not dressed for it or if you don't get out of the water in time, you're dead." - Rachel North A heartbreaking reminder to prepare for the elements regardless of skill level or length of trip you or a loved one is planning. Stay safe. Make it home to your family.
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Hershel "Woody" Williams is the last surviving WWII Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient and an advocate for Gold Star Families around the country. Commanders Godwin and Maffia from the Response and Prevention departments of District Nine attended a Military Appreciation lunch in Cleveland celebrating Gold Star Families and were able to take picture with him.
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Members of Sector Lake Michigan honored local Vietnam Veterans, May 31, as part of the 13-year-long commemoration throughout the U.S. of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The multi-year commemoration was started in 2012. Each veteran received a proclamation certificate and lapel pin from the command during an All-Hands ceremony.
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The holiday weekend is nearly upon us! Got plans on the water? SHARE IT! File a #floatplan with someone on shore.… https://t.co/8cKzS0KGwS
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It's Cold up here; dress for the water, not the weather! The warmest #GreatLake, #LakeErie is 62°F near #Toledo, 53… https://t.co/boBYETmkQA
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Great cold water immersion advice! Additionally, without a #lifejacket in cold water, the ability to stay afloat de… https://t.co/KPP29lwPwf
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There are no winners in this game of hide and seek; file a #floatplan with someone on shore, have more than one way… https://t.co/AbIFTmlvuq
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Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out these #CoastGuard #RSWI2018 events around the #GreatLakes:… https://t.co/A6Zc7FRdlB
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National wear your #lifejacket to work day; support #safeboating and wear it! #uscg #GreatLakes https://t.co/2mva6c1CJ3
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Seatbelts and #lifejackets, do the most good if worn. Always wear your lifejacket when out on the #GreatLakes!… https://t.co/iwLESdz3a2
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RT @maritimecommons: Want a say on matters related to Great Lakes pilotage regs & policies?#USCG is seeking applicants for two vacant posit…
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RT @ADMZukunft: Also, @realDonaldTrump nominated VADM Charles Ray as the 31st Vice Commandant. VADM Schultz & VADM Ray will lead the best @…
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RT @ADMZukunft: Applauding @SecNielsen selection & #POTUS @realDonaldTrump nomination of VADM Karl Schultz as 26th @USCG Commandant. VADM S…
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RT @CCG_GCC: Our #partnership with @USCGGreatLakes in ice breaking is vital to the #GreatLakes region including Georgian Bay & connecting w…
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#CCG_GCC, #USCG working together to keep the #GreatLakes and #StLawrenceSeaway transportation system moving this ic… https://t.co/dQs16QBEIa
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For those upcoming days of above freezing temperatures across the #GreatLakes, it's never too early to start planni… https://t.co/BPK71TFSqv
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Thanks to attendees of the #GreatLakes international #icebreaking meeting to keep critical waterways open for the 2… https://t.co/mkePjMuU2d
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RT @lcaships: @USCGGreatLakes & @lcaships sign MOU for maritime rescue training. ADM Nunan: "will greatly enhance both organizations capabi…
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Welcome back to the #GreatLakes system to the crew of the #USCG cutter #NeahBay https://t.co/RNTCzpId29
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#USCG, @CCG_GCC looking for owner of this green Hobie Cat near #Sarnia #Ontario. Call 216.902.6117 if you have info… https://t.co/15WosSk9Ap
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#USCG, federal, state, local partners conducting oil spill preparedness exercise in #SturgeonBay #WI https://t.co/QJ8eYVBR7V
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