13 May 2017 at 0151 GMT the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) received a 911/SOS alert from an InReach device off the shore of Florida. IERCC personnel contacted the United States Coast Guard District 7 and informed them of the activation. U.S. Coast Guard personnel responded to the location and towed a sailboat that had engine trouble. The owner of the boat and her friend were transported along with the vessel to shore by a small boat. No injuries to report.