A man has been airlifted to Aberdeen hospital following a medical emergency on a fishing vessel.
A medical emergency was reported to the UK Coastguard service at 6.40am, 10 miles north-east of Macduff.
The man was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
A spokesman said: “There was a medical emergency on board a fishing vessel.
“The rescue helicopter is there from Inverness, as well as the Fraserburgh all weather lifeboat, the Macduff in shore lifeboat, the Banff coastguard rescue team, the Scottish Ambulance Service and a coastguard senior officer.
“A casualty has been extricated from a fishing vessel in the Moray Firth to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.”