17 January 2014 at 2218 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 registered owner who advised he had been in contact with a private tow company because his boat had run aground. IERCC contacted the tow company who responded to the location and transported the party and the boat to safety; no injuries were reported.