11 March 2016 at 0346 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. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a 69 year old male who became stranded due to his malfunctioning vessel. The individual was transported by rescue vessel to a secure location on shore. No injuries were reported with this incident.