The occupant of a sailing yacht that had run aground on rocks by the Summer Isles was forced to issue a Mayday broadcast for rescue at the weekend.
The vessel Raingoose found itself in severe difficulty in Dornie Bay at about 4am on Saturday, near to major ferry routes.
The Lochinver lifeboat, Achiltibuie coastguard team and coastguard helicopter Rescue 948 were all activated to provide assistance.
It emerged the vessel, with just one occupant on board, had suffered engine failure and had begun to drag its anchor.
The yacht had also begun to take on water.
Within the area at the time were CalMac’s flagship ferry, the MV Loch Seaforth, as well as the Jura vessel.
Both vessels stood-by until the lifeboat arrived on scene to check on the safety of the boat and its occupant and provide assistance.
The yacht was taken under tow by the Lochinver crew, back to a mooring in Loch Broom, where they arrived at about 7am on Saturday morning, three hours after the alarm was raised.
The crew member aboard the yacht was said to be safe and well.