A north-east lifeboat was launched twice within the space of three hours.
The RNLI Peterhead Tamar Lifeboat The Misses Robertson of Kintail was initially requested to launch yesterday at 4.14pm with its volunteer crew, to assist a creel boat which had lost power east of Boddam.
The crew took the boat in tow to Boddam Harbour and the lifeboat was returned to its berth at 5.25pm.
They were once again called less than two hours later, at 7pm, to assist a pleasure boat which had lost power south of Boddam.
The lifeboat was then returned to its berth at 8.25pm.