1 April 2017 at 1939 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an InReach device off the coast of the United Kingdom. IERCC personnel contacted local emergency services and informed them of the activation. SAR personnel responded to the location and transported a man and his son who became stranded while sailing due to engine failure. The individuals and vessel were transported by lifeboat to a local harbor. No injuries to report with this incident.