23 July 2015 at 1423 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device offshore near Venezuela.  IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. Coast Guard personnel responded to the location and assisted individuals who became immobile due to a malfunctioning vessel. A rescue vessel transported the individuals safely to shore and towed the malfunctioning vessel. No injuries were reported with this incident.