Lifeboats were launched twice in the space of four hours to two separate incidents in the north-east.
Fraserburgh Lifeboat was launched at 9.15pm yesterday after receiving reports that a small boat was taking in water about a mile offshore.
The RNLI crew, led by coxswain John Stephen and mechanic Dave Buchan, escorted the boat into the pontoons where coastguard and harbour personnel were waiting to assisting in helping to pump out the water.
Just a few hours earlier at 5.23pm, Fraserburgh Lifeboat was launched when it was reported that a small vessel had lost power five miles east of St Combs.
The crew, once more led by coxswain John Stephen and mechanic Dave Buchan, towed the vessel back into the harbour and assisted in tying her up at the pontoons.
The lifeboat returned to the station where it was scrubbed down and refuelled ready for service at 8.50am.