22 December 2013 at 1000 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device off the coast of Mexico. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported two individuals who had become stranded when their vessel encountered engine trouble. Mexican Navy and a tow service were utilized in transporting the party to safety.