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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UPDATE: both individuals were male...19 and 20 years old. Station Cleveland Harbor was on scene within 12 minutes of the report.
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.@USCGGreatLakes just rescued two persons from the water who had capsized near the mouth of Rocky River in… https://t.co/5eTuH6zcFG
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.@USCGGreatLakes is offering a $1,000 reward in tracking down whoever pointed a laser at a CG helicopter in… https://t.co/KYa09ndYiv
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RT @ComdtUSCG: The @USCG, like the rest of the global community, is facing an unprecedented challenge from the novel coronavirus. Leadershi…
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RT @USACEHQ: U.S. Coast Guard Icebreaker Mackinaw entered the Poe Lock yesterday to begin opening the upper St. Marys River and Whitefish B…
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.@USCGGreatLakes has been responding to Algoma Conveyor, a 740-foot freighter that ran aground yesterday in Green B… https://t.co/Aj06h57jXi
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RT @USCG: When mariners are in distress, our watchstanders are often the voice of the #USCG, gathering information and helping coordinate t…
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UPDATE: The initial reports were exaggerated. The Coast Guard assisted 10 people off of the ice floe while other fi… https://t.co/wQEOfBt58p
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.@USCGGreatLakes is responding to a report of approximately over 50 people and a dozen ice shanty’s on an ice floe… https://t.co/raAqRGyi71
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UPDATE 1: The owner of the ice shanty was located on shore and safe. He said the ice floe drifted out before he was… https://t.co/GjYxzoRG0J
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.@USCGGreatLakes received a report of an afloat ice shanty in Pere Marquette Lake. An #IceRescue team from Coast Gu… https://t.co/eeldjkXo5k
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RT @USCG: It may be starting to warm up in some places, but #USCG Cutter Bridle is still out there breaking ice on the Kennebec River in Ma…
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RT @USCG: How's your Tuesday going? 🚁 https://t.co/ljgUleSIY2
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.@USCGGreatLakes suspended the search after saturating the search area and no reports of missing persons.
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.@USCGGreatLakes is responding to an unmanned adrift case of a yellow kayak at the end of Lake Edge Drive in… https://t.co/9wzRw9UEtx
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RT @ComdtUSCG: In just 2 months, the crew of @USCG Cutter JAMES seized more than 13k lbs. of drugs, much it from specially designed smuggli…
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RT @OpDryWater: Make sure everyone is wearing a life jacket. Even experienced swimmers will experience cold water shock within one minute i…
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@RedLights4FF Thanks for the share.
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Yeah, so those areas you typically cross with your snowmobile this time of year ... ice may not be as thick as you… https://t.co/QcFC80WsiI
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RT @McKayGLIER: Big thanks @CLE_State Dr. Wolin for her time and expertise assisting @USCGGreatLakes #CGCNeahBay students enrolled @bgsu ge…
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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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