11 January 2016 at 1216 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device off of the coast of Colombia.  IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. Coast Guard personnel responded to the location and transported a male who became immobile due to his malfunctioning vessel. The individual was escorted by a Coast Guard vessel to a secure location. No injuries reported with this incident.