The USCG Rescue Coordination Center in Miami requested assistance from Boat Watch Net (Boatwatchnet.org) in locating a vessel which activated a SPOT Locator device at approximately 0658 hrs, 17 September 2019. The activation was from position 21 05.595 N / 071 56.670 W or approximately 60 NM East of Great Inagua Cay, Bahamas. The SPOT device is registered to JAVIER GARGOLLIO. There was no further information available regarding the type of vessel, or addition information at the time of the alert.
USCG launched a helo to investigate. All who received this report were requested to make VHF radio calls to alert vessels in the area to keep a sharp lookout for a vessel in distress at that location.
Please CANCEL THE BOLO for this SPOT ACTIVATION. A USCG Rescue helicopter responded from Great Inagua Cay and located a catamaran with Javier Gargollo aboard. The activation was accidental when the SPOT device got wet.