08 December 2016 at 2238 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device off the coast of Panama.  IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and assisted seven individuals whose vessel began malfunctioning. The individuals and their vessel were towed to shore by a rescue vessel. No injuries were reported with this incident.