27 December 2013 at 2021 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device off the coast of Florida. IERCC personnel contacted United States Coast Guard and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and found a disabled boat caused from engine complications. A tow boat was utilized to transport the boat and party onboard to a nearby island; no injuries were reported.