Two north-east lifeboats have been launched to rescue a stricken small boat stuck outside Buckie.
Crews from both Buckie and Macduff were scrambled at about 4.14pm to give aid to vessel that was having propeller problems half a mile away from the harbour.
The two lifeboats have been tasked with towing the vessel and its one person on board back into land.
A coastguard spokeswoman said: “Two lifeboats have gone out to help a small boat half a mile away from Buckie Harbour which is having propeller problems meaning that it cannot move.
“The vessel is not going anywhere and the lifeboats will tow them back in again.”