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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The monument is the first of its kind specifically dedicated to the contributions and sacrifices made by our Africa… https://t.co/CuXR341rqn
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#ICYMI- On Saturday, @USCG RADM Johnston, Commander, Ninth Coast Guard District, provided remarks during the unveil… https://t.co/niMZQD8oBl
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This past weekend, @USCG members from #Toledo area units and over 600 volunteers partnered with Clean Your Streams… https://t.co/1fvSioGEvO
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The @USCG celebrates the contributions, both past and present, made by our diverse workforce not only in the Ninth… https://t.co/c4AV9INTcs
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The boating season is winding down on the #GreatLakes but the @USCG doesn’t stop! BZ to STA Fairport who responded… https://t.co/45eKlsspoM
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#SaturdayShoutout- this week, @USCG members from #GrandHaven units and the surrounding area participated in a highw… https://t.co/2VKGpF3yGI
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This Monday marks the 104th anniversary of the sinking of CGC Tampa during WWI where 111 Coast Guard sailors lost t… https://t.co/q2I6DucaFV
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(3 of 3) Remember that weather can change quickly on the water turning a pleasant outing to a life-threatening situ… https://t.co/yqjTf9VFD5
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(2 of 3) The #USCG STA crew arrived and were unable to place the vessel in tow due to sea state. AIRSTA Detroit lau… https://t.co/OgwDBcxT5O
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(1 of 3) #Teamwork & coordination on the #GreatLakes! Last night, @USCG STA Port Huron responded to a 41’ S/V disab… https://t.co/PY6wZIWwom
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Happy first day of #Fall! Time for pumpkin spice buoys… Just Kidding! Enjoy the beauty of the #GreatLakes during th… https://t.co/vkfqMsZPDN
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Check out @USCG STA Manistee conducting pyrotechnics training today with some new members! It’s important for our c… https://t.co/cv0m4zAtkR
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Remember- a safe day on the water starts before you get on the water! Always check your weather forecast and antici… https://t.co/FV128oCRe8
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(2 of 2) The STA crew safely escorted the vessel back to shore. Coordination and swift notification were critical t… https://t.co/JGFl0rNcUU
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(1 of 2) Great use of emergency comm channels today when report was received via VHF CH-16 from a 31’ vessel, w/ 3… https://t.co/zM4kGnqz6y
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#TrainingTuesday- @USCG members from CGC Biscayne Bay & CGC Katmai Bay recently completed their combined Basic and… https://t.co/YdiK60wFyv
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Nice work @CPDMarineUnit! Always make sure you're familiar with your equipment and surroundings, and don't forget t… https://t.co/wXYYYIEott
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Great #teamwork from @USCG STA Marblehead & Marine Safety Unit Toledo; @ohiodnr, @cityofsandusky FD, and @TowBoatUShttps://t.co/iDI6rhX9BZ
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Good advice! And that water is cold -- remember to dress for the water temp, not the air temp.… https://t.co/ifXCNW6Ok0
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RT @USCG: Please join us in wishing the @usairforce a very happy 75th birthday! ✈️🇺🇸 The #AirForce remains at the leading edge of ensuring…
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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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