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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Last night @USCG Station #Cleveland Harbor rescued 6 people after their 47-foot Sea Ray struck the riprap at Clevel… https://t.co/BLm44J5HNb
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Make good choices this weekend. #BoatSober #OperationDryWater https://t.co/ssBko7Ryvf
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Bravo Zulu #USCG Station #Cleveland for assisting 2 people on a 19-foot Sea Ray after it became disabled near Gordo… https://t.co/mGE8fdXlfM
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Enjoy the summer boating season responsibly. Drinking and boating do not mix! Alcohol use is the leading known cont… https://t.co/A1fZ1FJnqe
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Expect to see our @USCG crews out on the water this weekend supporting @OpDryWater! Remember boat safe, #BoatSober.… https://t.co/3VoJZlq19h
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#OperationDryWater weekend runs from July 2nd-July 4th. Law Enforcement agencies across the country and the #USCG p… https://t.co/ZwLVdFeuzU
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#USCG STA Fairport's crew rescued 5 people after their 26-foot boat began taking on water in Fairport Harbor. As th… https://t.co/5098eiEwSh
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#USCG STA St. Joseph is searching for the owner of this 1990 blue & white Sea-Doo after it was found floating adrif… https://t.co/9WsxDNF009
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RT @pleasewearit: The number of people enjoying boating has increased, and unfortunately, also the number of boating-related fatalities. Bo…
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@AnnaBybeeSchier Yes it was taken by USCG personnel, and you can use it!
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#USCG Station Sturgeon Bay assisted 4 people after their sailing vessels capsized in the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal. A… https://t.co/9Soy1ynQWl
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RT @OpDryWater: The @BoatingCampaign, a worldwide effort focused on responsible boating, reminds boaters to boat sober this 4th of July. Bo…
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Last night #USCG Station Belle Isle performed safety patrols during the #FordFireworks display on the Detroit River… https://t.co/8QT62Q5SmV
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Hey #GreatLakes , you are invited to virtually attend the #USCG Cutter Mobile Bay's change of command ceremony tomo… https://t.co/RDOa0xhboL
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BZ STA Tawas received a report of 3 persons on a raft, unable to return to shore. STA Tawas launched the RB-S and b… https://t.co/l8EQZ4hFtV
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Air horn, whistle, or other approved sound device: Sound producing devices work for day and night emergencies. Just… https://t.co/55lCAfgiCp
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An emergency position-indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) is a type of emergency locator beacon, a portable, battery-po… https://t.co/Gb0go5uDOM
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BZ #USCG STA Kenosha launched an RB-M after reports of a 30’ charter fishing vessel taking on water with 6 POB nea… https://t.co/2iwxElMHoE
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Coast Guard, local agencies and first responders are standing by as the annual unsanctioned Jobbie Nooner boating p… https://t.co/zK93bUpH9T
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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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