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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(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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(1/2) As part of #USCG Cutter Mackinaw (WLBB 30)’s #Christmas Tree run, the crew also works buoys on #LakeMichiganhttps://t.co/xpaW3RowHd
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(2/2) 110 years later, the Mackinaw and her crew recount the story of the original Christmas Tree Ship, offer a mom… https://t.co/kn8IvGPiho
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(1/2) One tradition the #USCG Cutter Mackinaw (WLBB 30) and her crew hold during their annual #Christmas Tree run i… https://t.co/LfomLU46E7
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1,200 trees secured to the fantail , a custom tree wind pennant compliments of the CO (well done, Captain!), and… https://t.co/BZQFIjbM65
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RT @USCG: Today is #NativeAmericanHeritageDay - Native Americans have served with pride in the #CoastGuard and our predecessor services for…
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RT @USCG: Happy Thanksgiving from the U.S. Coast Guard! 🦃 We want to extend a special thank you to all the men and women standing the wa…
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Being near the water without a life jacket is like having mashed potatoes without gravy! Except, way more dangerous… https://t.co/n9Xdub4NMw
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(2/2) Both PIW were rescued by two different #GoodSamaritans The RB-S took aboard 1 person and transferred to await… https://t.co/oEA8jsXGMr
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(1/2) #USCG STA Marblehead responded after report received of a P/C w/ 2 POB wearing lifejackets T.O.W. IVO #Huronhttps://t.co/gO8JVxYDy8
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The Chaplain of the @USCG is visiting the Ninth District this week! Chaplain Mode addressed SEC Buffalo virtually t… https://t.co/KsjqU5y1XN
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RT @USCG: In order to be prepared for anything, we have to train for everything. Are you ready to train with the best so you can be your…
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(2 of 2) The 2 POB safely made it to shore & were being treated. Look out for your fellow mariners on the water & c… https://t.co/3oE0soCaFE
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(1 of 2) Great example of teamwork last PM when #USCG STA Oswego received notification from a reporting source shor… https://t.co/JYm2Ir4FnP
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Remember 1-10-1 when it comes to #ColdWater immersion. You have 1 minute to control your breathing, 10 minutes of p… https://t.co/HzjTx1yTQk
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A busy 2 days for @USCG STA Marblehead! Earlier today, the crew conducted a MEDEVAC of an injured crew member aboar… https://t.co/8OrWJW1796
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BZ @USCG STA Marblehead for the swift response of a 42’ vessel soft aground in East Harbor, #LakeErie. The STA crew… https://t.co/rEffPKArsm
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RT @USCGLANTAREA: In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we are sharing a Long Blue Line series story about Joseph Toahty, a Pawnee wa…
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Be sure to label & properly stow all your gear! Earlier today, @USCG STA Buffalo responded to a report of an unmann… https://t.co/G5Ujc4Y8j9
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Great information to make sure you stay safe as the weather changes around the #GreatLakes! #TheMoreYouKnowhttps://t.co/vJVWJhnCBe
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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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