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 @NWSCLE: Radar Update at 8pm, bowing storms approaching Perrysville, Loudonville, Hayesville, and Miffin may contain damaging winds with…
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RT @onmilwaukee: 91 years ago today, the Grand Trunk car ferry MILWAUKEE sank in a storm @MilwaukeePubLib @USCGGreatLakes https://t.co/2Z3N…
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Fall Retrieve is in full swing! Our crews have begun seasonal operations to decommission summer buoys. https://t.co/Ow3s21Y3Ug
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RT @USCG: Oh, deer! 🦌 A crew from #USCG Station Ketchikan rescued a deer in Clarence Strait, Alaska. The deer swam to the boat and was lat…
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Tomorrow marks the 42nd Anniversary of the loss of USCGC Cuyahoga while underway on a nighttime training mission. R… https://t.co/WreiZJukXs
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The weather is rough this weekend on the #GreatLakes... but we still go out! Well done Coast Guard assets from Stat… https://t.co/tLjNjyfK60
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Well done #SectorBuffalo and #StationNiagra, representing the #GreatLakes District 9 to our Senior Leadership. https://t.co/urJA1r3Wvh
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#DYK any water below 77 degrees is considered “cold water”. Right now the water on the #GreatLakes are:… https://t.co/5ibQYru9gl
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No surprises- it’s supposed to be cold! As the #GreatLakes shift to winter recreation, dress appropriately and alwa… https://t.co/qrmcBVa2BY
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Cooperation is key! USCG Sector Buffalo aided @JRCCTrentCCCOS when a sailing vessel capsized on #LakeErie and 4 pe… https://t.co/eRwB0AErqH
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Happy 245th Birthday #Navy !! Our partners on the ocean and the Great Lakes. https://t.co/89an4E7qWO
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Nice job today by boat crew from Station Milwaukee who rescued a kite surfer off Bradford Beach after wind shift le… https://t.co/Dj3xvprleM
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If you're hunting from a boat, remember: you're still boating! Wear PFDs, dress for water temps, & remember all saf… https://t.co/ILh3kD4lnK
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Great job by Good Sams, multiple PDs & FDs, @INdnrnews, & @IndianaDunesNPS responders who rescued 6 ppl from… https://t.co/3Th76mLrGs
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It’s rough out there today on #LakeMichigan. Whether you’re on land or on water, stay aware and stay safe on our… https://t.co/5OukWtQYkI
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It was nice in northern Michigan today, but on the Gulf Coast they’re bracing for Hurricane Delta. So 2 crews & an… https://t.co/kMZvszJDXl
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Nice work by our partners from the Traverse City, Mich. FD, who responded to a capsized sailboat this afternoon & h… https://t.co/5hdMDHGXnJ
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Potential good news for #LakeHuron and #LakeMichigan on water levels, from our friends @NWSGrandRapids. https://t.co/miOqRa6EHg
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Here's a timeless message that always bears repeating. #GreatLakesBoatingSafety #wearit https://t.co/k1atw4cMDQ
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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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