01 April 2016 at 1707 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from a Garmin inReach device in New Zealand.   IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported two males whose vessel ran aground. The individuals were transported by helicopter to a secure location. No injuries were reported with this incident.