18 April 2017 at 2211 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a SPOT device off the East Coast of the United States.  IERCC personnel contacted the U.S. Coast Guard District 7 and informed them of the activation. The U.S. Coast Guard responded to the location where a boat had lost steering and towed the vessel and two males to shore. No injuries to report with this incident.