01 July 2016 at 2019 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device off the coast of Texas.  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 began having engine problems while out on his vessel. The individual was towed to shore by a U.S. Coast Guard vessel. No injuries were reported with this incident.