A north-east lifeboat and coastguard team were launched to tow a boat back to shore.
The crews, including the RNLI lifeboat and coastguard team from Fraserburgh, received the call to assist at 7.10pm.
A boat had broken down near to Cairnbulg Point.
A UK Coastguard spokesman said: “The Fraserburgh lifeboat team were on service down at Cairnbulg Point, assisted by the Fraserburgh coastguard team.
“A vessel had broken down and was being towed.”