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 @USCGAcademy: How's that for an icebreaker?! 🌬🥶 Lt. Alexander Stewart, commanding officer of USCGC Biscayne Bay, and #USCGA alumnus fro…
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Earlier today, #USCG AIRSTA Traverse City received a request for a MEDEVAC of a 50 YOM suffering from symptoms of s… https://t.co/2RW4pnP2ar
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RT @pleasewearit: Read this blog about a fishing trip that proved how critical it is to wear a life jacket! You never know when you’re goin…
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Stay warm out there! #USCG units across the #GreatLakes are conducting ice rescue training to facilitate coordinati… https://t.co/mdeeA1s7xy
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.@USCGGreatLakes has issued a warning for all #snowmobile and #ATV enthusiasts to stay clear of the Liberty Bridge… https://t.co/BiuSzJ3xPN
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Before you go out on the ice, perform a self checklist: Am I wearing brightly colored clothes? Do I have a whistle?… https://t.co/1p9944jg0t
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RT @USCG: Today's Coast Guard would not be possible without Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. #MLK #IHaveADream https://t.co/jMe1AoPi9i
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Operation Coal Shovel is in full swing! @USCGGreatLakes and @CoastGuardCAN are hard at work servicing southern… https://t.co/ysaoiH5VYa
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BZ to #USCG AIRSTA Traverse City for the successful MEDEVAC of a 83 YOM suffering from symptoms of a stroke on… https://t.co/aOubpdm1h6
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Know the signs of #hypothermia and take steps to protect yourself when going at or near the water. Wear proper PPE,… https://t.co/GjppZuVNwT
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BZ for the swift response today when #USCG STA Kenosha rescued a fisherman who had fallen through the ice in… https://t.co/rOmSfeqLqW
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Last night, @USCGGreatLakes received request for a MEDEVAC from #MackinacIsland of a 56 YOM suffering from symptoms… https://t.co/g6DI0my4n9
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Great reminder from our pals @pleasewearit. Timing is critical, especially in cold-water response, so have your eme… https://t.co/MRLgtyQnQk
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Tuesday, STA Tawas conducted a joint training exercise with #Tawas City FD demonstrating several #IceRescue techniq… https://t.co/sdeiKdgTuu
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As ice buildup continues on the #GreatLakes and associated waterways, exercise caution when at or near the water. I… https://t.co/oOvTDTj2RX
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Yesterday marked the first day of @USCGGreatLakes annual Operation Coal Shovel! A joint effort w/ @CoastGuardCAN to… https://t.co/K0vz8Kut6v
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RT @USCG: Today we celebrate the 267th birthday of the "Father of the Coast Guard," Alexander Hamilton! Hamilton was an accomplished soldie…
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RT @USCGMuseum: The Coast Guard partners with local agencies to rescue 27 from an ice floe off Green Bay #LifesaversAroundtheGlobe https://…
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RT @OpDryWater: Check the weather, including the water temperature. Know the latest marine weather forecast prior to going out, and keep a…
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Yesterday, @USCGGreatLakes assisted local fire and police in #GreenBay #Wisconsin to help bring ashore 34 ice-fishe… https://t.co/oWMuukcmAa
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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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