04 October 2016 at 1308 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an InReach device off the coast of South Africa.   IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a male who became stranded due to his malfunctioning vessel. The individual was transported by rescue vessel to secure location on land. No injuries were reported with this incident.