22 December 2016 at 1859 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device off the coast of Tenerife Island, Spain.  IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported three individuals who were unable to continue their sailing expedition due to their malfunctioning vessel. The individuals were transported by helicopter to a secure location on land. No injuries were reported with this incident.