04 November 2013 at 1255 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. United States Coast Guard responded to the location and transported two individuals who had become stranded after their boat was disabled. A United States Coast Guard vessel was utilized to transport the party to safety while their boat was abandoned and will later be taken to England.