25 August 2015 at 1111 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device off the coast of Australia.  IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported three individuals who became immobile due to a malfunctioning vessel. The individuals were safely towed back to shore by a rescue vessel.