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 @USCGNortheast: Dress for the cold water and wear a #lifejacket. It can save your life. Check you some more information about cold water…
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Lt Thomas James Crotty being carried to his final resting place next to his mother, father and brother almost 80 ye… https://t.co/IhvdLCKUVo
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Beginning the Ceremony of Life for the Coast Guard's last WWII POW, Lt Thomas Crotty, before he's laid to rest with… https://t.co/oqM5Y1z2Gs
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Live streaming the ceremonial transfer of the remains of our last WWIi POW, LT Jim Crotty. https://t.co/UfKW98qdLc
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RT @OpDryWater: Cold water temperatures reduce your margin for error on the water: if you fall in or your boat capsizes, you may have as li…
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RT @ComdtUSCG: The frequency & magnitude of tropical storm systems is growing, & @USCG helicopters are a symbol of hope in the skies above…
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RT @ComdtUSCG: The @USCG excels in the gray zone below the threshold of conflict. We face down coercive & antagonistic behavior & foster tr…
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RT @theshipwatcher: @USCGGreatLakes provided photo of today’s salvage operation. https://t.co/FiAtLimGaA
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RT @GLCommission: The GLC is in Québec City! Today, GLC board members kicked off 2019 Annual Meeting events with a tour of the National Ass…
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RT @OpDryWater: Always follow your boat’s capacity restriction. Overloading with passengers or equipment can unbalance your craft. #Operati
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RT @CGJoeComartin: Canada and the US patrol the northern border collaboratively though programs like Shiprider, which is symbolic of our cl…
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RT @detroitdistrict: Portions of the lower St. Marys River are closed due to fog this morning. Once it burns off and boats start moving, we…
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RT @detroitdistrict: A lock and dam operator at our Soo Area Office snapped the #Photooftheweek during a foggy sunrise at the Soo Locks as…
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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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RT @RealLakeErie: Drat. Foiled again! https://t.co/M2JFLuZYnC
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RT @maritimecommons: The #GreatLakes Pilotage Advisory Committee announced in the Federal Register that it will meet in Port Huron, Michiga…
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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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Thx for sharing your fun, safe day paddling, Jessi! #GreatLakes #LakeHuron #Paddling #Kayak #adventure #USCG #Lakehttps://t.co/LkkRMdjr29
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#TYFYS @RCAF_ARC Pilot documented his crash and rescue! Comms and signaling equipment are crucial in emergencies. C… https://t.co/fJvROlLTFF
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This #NationalPurpleHeartDay, we honor #USCG FN Francis Scott, a crewmember who was aboard CGC Tampa when it was to… https://t.co/WTbExBLXfJ
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Thx for sharing your fun & safe day at the beach, Audra! "Our boys (4 & 9) were the only kids in lifejackets in our… https://t.co/UUL9LcDIWa
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