11 July 2015 at 0158 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device off shore near Italy. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported 123 individuals who became stranded when their vessel became immobile due to a malfunction. A rescue vessel transported the individuals safely to shore. No injuries reported with this incident.