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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District 9 presents the third installment of our video series! For more information about the COVID vaccine, reach… https://t.co/6WTobWoa02
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RT @9and10News: KITTY RESCUE: Thai navy officials saved four cats that were stranded on a sinking boat after their human crewmates had been…
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RT @NOAA_GLERL: All this week, @NOAA #GreatLakes representatives are meeting virtually w/ U.S. Congress members to discuss NOAA's Great Lak…
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Great article on the MyCG page about ice breaking on the #GreatLakes. What a unique mission of international cooper… https://t.co/2XsTRrZXNc
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Temperatures are rising, and Lake Erie ice is melting. Make safe choices! https://t.co/aQDgMG9UPo
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The Coast Guard is set to break some ice this week up in northern #GreenBay. Read more at https://t.co/1IMqPvDVCq #GreatLakesWinterSafety
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With warm air temps weakening ice over much of the #GreatLakes region this weekend, now is a good time to go over t… https://t.co/B2Xw11ZRYN
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From our friends on the other side of #LakeOntario, Toronto Police have some thoughts and a video on ice safety and… https://t.co/SXBJ7npVtc
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We could all appreciate some warmer weather, but quick warming can make ice rotten in a hurry. Conditions are chang… https://t.co/BIyUju59Nf
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It really is all about the teamwork. Thanks to our partners at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District,… https://t.co/513ci9gzNG
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This simple piece of safety gear has saved a lot of lives. #GreatLakesWinterSafety https://t.co/ZNktQgmGuC
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UPDATE. No individuals were missing or injured in the ATV falling through the ice near Catawba Island on #LakeErie.… https://t.co/BeVeESmT3R
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(2/2) No cars were left unattended in the vicinity and there are no missing or overdue persons reports. Anyone with… https://t.co/6nS6czR6R4
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(1/2) #USCG received a report of a hole in the ice with tracks leading up to it near Catawba Island on #LakeErie ro… https://t.co/lnkVpEUWkK
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Always check weather and ice conditions before any trip out onto the ice. Ice thickness is not consistent. Stay awa… https://t.co/h9XfsYgbnj
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#Update to ice rescue on #LakeErie. @USCG ice rescue team rescued 6 individuals via the ice skiff and the other 4 w… https://t.co/ygL3K98nqR
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#Breaking #HappeningNow. @USCG Ice rescue team from Station Cleveland Harbor and local agencies responding to a rep… https://t.co/Ht4vhNoaRm
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Hazardous weather report issued by @NWSCLE for #LakeErie. Avoid going on the ice and take steps to protect and help… https://t.co/5MDRl33bZH
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A great reminder from our friends @pleasewearit. Ice is water, not an extension of the land. Always wear your life… https://t.co/G0IsCZ86zV
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St. Clair River ice-breaking operations continue between #USCG and @CoastGuardCAN forces. Stay alert and exercise c… https://t.co/cmNkUbQvs2
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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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