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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If December is showing on our calendars, can ice be far behind? When it does, remember the acronym ICE: Information… https://t.co/T1Ql0zmbWC
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That’s one hot city, but @CPDMarineUnit is right — it’s on a lot of cold, cold water. Remember your cold water gear… https://t.co/mgAiCA0PMI
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It’ll be nice to enjoy some warmer weather, but remember, that water is still cold! If you’re on or around the wate… https://t.co/iEPU0hJwjE
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You can never have too many communication devices. The more the merrier! #GreatLakesBoatingSafety #USCG #OpDryWater https://t.co/7mk2mOkGrm
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RT @OpDryWater: Weather can change at any moment. Some of the worst storms strike when least expected. Strong winds and waves could capsize…
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Looking for the perfect gift for that favorite boater in your life… we have some ideas! This survival gear can be t… https://t.co/3OJiSefAHJ
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The USCGC Mackinaw ready to go for the annual shipment of Christmas Trees for the people of Chicago as part of Chic… https://t.co/HfgU0O0naD
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RT @USCG: On #BlackFriday, we're thankful for the hard-working Coast Guardsmen aboard our Black Hulls. #BlackHullFriday While many of you…
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Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!! 🦃 https://t.co/36CMYWB0Ny
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RT @NWSGrandRapids: Here is an idea of what we expect with rain through Thanksgiving AM. Temps stay above freezing until tomorrow afternoon…
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BZ to the crew of USCGC Hamilton and the partners involved! #Teamwork #USCG https://t.co/PzOWUxkLDp
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RT @USCG: Know the signs of hypothermia, keep an eye on everyone while you are outside, and exercise caution when on or near the water. Rem…
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BZ to our chiefs in Sault Ste. Marie, #Michigan for giving back to the community and fostering the relationship of… https://t.co/0cWsLoZRy5
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RT @USCG: November is #AviationHistoryMonth! ✈️ 🚁 It could be said the #USCG's intro to aviation took place in 1903 when surfmen from the K…
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#DYK that battery life drains faster in #ColdWeather? Always have two forms of communication with you like a marine… https://t.co/xgTeOc82xr
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BZ to STA Cleveland Harbor for the swift response when @USCGGreatLakes received report of a vessel taking on water… https://t.co/wc6XR4A6PD
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Remember 1-10-1 when it comes to #ColdWater immersion. You have 1 minute to control your breathing, 10 minutes of p… https://t.co/lR2qgsMM0W
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Weather can change quickly across the #GreatLakes. Consistently checking the weather before and during an outing wi… https://t.co/2NHKcNIs6w
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Operation Fall Retrieve is in full swing across the #GreatLakes. Check out #USCG Cutter Mackinaw tending and deploy… https://t.co/P2Il3uiZGQ
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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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