31 October 2016 at 1055 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device off the coast of Portugal.  IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported two individuals who became stranded due to their malfunctioning vessel. The individuals were towed to shore by a rescue vessel. No injuries were reported with this incident.