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    U.S. Coast Guard District 9      

    Cleveland, OH, US  

    Recent Images

    Overdue boater near Detroit

    Overdue boater near Detroit

    04.25.2019 | Courtesy Photo
    Kirk Cunningham, 48, was reported overdue near Detroit, Michigan, April 25, 2019. Cunningham was believed to be transiting from the Clinton River...
    Coast Guard rescue training

    Coast Guard rescue training

    08.30.2018 | Courtesy Photo
    Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul Wiedenhoeft, an aviation survival technician, works his way across a cliff face towards a simulated survivor, Alpena,...
    Coast Guard rescue swimmer deploys

    Coast Guard rescue swimmer deploys

    02.27.2018 | Courtesy Photo
    Petty Officer 1st Class Rob Simpson, an aviation survival technician, performs a direct deployment from a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter to the ice in...
    Coast Guard issues largest fine for operating illegal passenger vessel service to Chicago mariner

    Coast Guard issues largest fine for operating...

    06.09.2018 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1053824/alan-haraf">Master Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf</a>
    Members of a Coast Guard boarding team embark on the 35-foot pleasure boat, Fun, on Lake Michigan off of Chicago, June 9, 2018. The owner was...

    Recent Videos

    Cooking on a budget series

    Cooking on a budget series

    01.09.2019 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1047202/robert-nash">Chief Petty Officer Robert Nash</a>
    Chief Mason Champlin demonstrates how to cook a hearty meal on a budget for a Coast Guard duty section at Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor,...
    Crew of Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw Unloads 1,200 Christmas Trees in Chicago

    Crew of Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw Unloads 1,200...

    12.01.2018 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1053824/alan-haraf">Master Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf</a>
    The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw unloads more than 1,200 Christmas Trees that will be distributed to needy families through...
    Crew of Mackinaw Offloads 1,200 Christmas Trees in Chicago

    Crew of Mackinaw Offloads 1,200 Christmas Trees in...

    12.01.2018 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1053824/alan-haraf">Master Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf</a>
    The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw unloads more than 1,200 Christmas trees that will be distributed to needy families by local...
    Coast Guard helps man retrieve important medical supplies for wife and newborn child

    Coast Guard helps man retrieve important medical...

    09.17.2018 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1189642/james-connor">Petty Officer 3rd Class James Connor</a>
    A Coast Guard shallow-water response boat team conducting search and rescue operations transported a new father who had been with his wife and...
    Cold Water PSA

    Cold Water PSA

    05.21.2018 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1047202/robert-nash">Chief Petty Officer Robert Nash</a>
    Cold water is deadly. Dress for water temperature, not the weather. For more information visit uscgsafeboating.org/mobile
    Float Plan PSA

    Float Plan PSA

    05.18.2018 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1047202/robert-nash">Chief Petty Officer Robert Nash</a>
    A float plan is an easy but critical tool for boaters to use beofre they go out on the water. Let someone know where you are going and when you...
    Dry Water PSA

    Dry Water PSA

    05.17.2018 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1047202/robert-nash">Chief Petty Officer Robert Nash</a>
    Alcohol use is the leading contributor to boater deaths. Have a sober skipper. For more information visit www.operationdrywater.org

    Recent News Stories

    Courage of a Lion

    12.15.2015 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1181507/christopher-yaw">Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Yaw</a>
    Fifty years ago, the world was a different place, but like today, it still had heroes. Charlie Brown and the rest of the gang appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, the first U.S. spacewalk occurred during the Gemini 4 mission and Julie Andrews took home an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Mary Poppins. The year 1965 was witness to Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama, and the Palm Sunday tornado outbreak – there was...
    Coast Guard members donate to holiday meal drive

    Coast Guard members donate to holiday meal drive

    12.04.2015 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1102473/lauren-jorgensen">Chief Petty Officer Lauren Jorgensen</a>
    The crew of Coast Guard Station St. Ignace and the Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, chapter of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association...

    Tradewinds: Human Rights integral to security of...

    05.31.2015 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1101692/levi-read">Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read</a>
    Tradewinds 2015, just like Tradewinds in years past, kicked off with a human rights discussion since it has a direct tie into the purpose of the exercise.
    Local Coast Guard member recognized at Chicago White Sox game

    Local Coast Guard member recognized at Chicago...

    04.05.2013 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1053824/alan-haraf">Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf</a>
    An enlisted member of Coast Guard Station Michigan City was recognized on the field during the third inning of the Chicago White Sox baseball game...

    Coast Guard auxiliarists assist rescue of 7 from...

    07.07.2012 | Courtesy Story
    Members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary rescued seven swimmers in Lake Michigan, near the Holland State Park, who became caught in rip currents after they entered a no swim zone, Saturday evening.

    Recent Audio

    0711 Mayday

    07.16.2017 | Audio by <a href="/portfolio/1053824/alan-haraf">Master Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf</a>
    Hoax Mayday call from adult male in the Sector Lake Michigan region.

    Lake Erie distress broadcast

    07.03.2017 | Audio by <a href="/portfolio/1181507/christopher-yaw">Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Yaw</a>
    At 10:45 A.M. on July 3rd, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Detroit received a transmission on VHF channel 16 that was picked up by radio towers used to...

    False distress, mayday report from Homer Glen, Illinois

    05.11.2017 | Audio by <a href="/portfolio/1053824/alan-haraf">Senior Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf</a>
    A man claims that a plane is going down during a hoax "Mayday" distress call, May 11, 2017. The Great Lakes region has seen a substantial...

    False distress call from minor

    05.16.2017 | Audio by <a href="/portfolio/1053824/alan-haraf">Senior Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf</a>
    A young child playing on the radio calls out for help during a false distress call. The Great Lakes region has seen a substantial increase in...

    Sailing Vessel Tringa Rescue Call

    08.05.2011 | Courtesy Audio
    SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - Coast Guard Search and Rescue controllers in the command center at Sector Sault Ste. Marie heard a man hail the Coast...

    Petty Officer 2nd Class Tim Lieb

    05.08.2009 | Courtesy Audio
    CLEVELAND -- Petty Officer 2nd Class Tim Lieb, a Boatswain's Mate from Station Cleveland Harbor, shares his thoughts on the importance of safe...

    Petty Officer 2nd Class Tim Lieb

    05.08.2009 | Courtesy Audio
    CLEVELAND -- Petty Officer 2nd Class Tim Lieb, a Boatswain's Mate from Station Cleveland Harbor, shares his thoughts on the importance of having a...