16 May 2016 at 0437 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device in off the coast of New Jersey.  IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. U.S Coast Guard personnel responded to the location and transported a male who became stranded due to his malfunctioning vessel. The individual was transported by helicopter to a secure location on shore. No injuries were reported with this incident.