20 December 2015 at 0921 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device off the coast of Panama.  IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported 12 individuals who became stranded due to their malfunctioning vessel. The individuals were transported by rescue vessel to a secure location. No injuries were reported with this incident.