07 December 2013 at 1420 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in the Caribbean Ocean. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and advised them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported 4 individuals who had become stranded after the mast on their boat had broken. St. Martin Coast Guard and a tow service were utilized in transporting the party to safety; no injuries were reported.