01 February 2017 at 1159 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device off the coast of Cuba.   IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. U.S. Coast Guard personnel responded to the location and transported a group of individuals whose vessel began taking on water. The individuals were transported by helicopter to a secure location on land. No injuries were reported with this incident.