A north lifeboat was called into action twice within 12 hours on Saturday.
Oban’s volunteer lifeboat crew was first tasked to check on a yacht which had been anchored in Puilladobhrain for nearly a week.
The lifeboat was launched at about 10.50am after a concerned member of the public contacted Stornoway Coastguard.
However, shortly afterwards the coastguard managed to contact the yacht and establish that all was well.
The lifeboat was returned to berth by 11.10am.
A spokesman for the lifeboat said: “The crew of Oban lifeboat are always happy to respond to incidents such as this, as we are happy to know that there are plenty of people keeping a watchful eye on vessels at sea.”
The crew were called out again at 8.55pm that same evening to transport an elderly patient from Mull who was in need of urgent medical assistance.
The five-strong crew were joined by paramedics and arrived in Craignure exactly 30 minutes after leaving Oban.
They were met by a waiting ambulance and took the patient onto the lifeboat for the journey back to Oban, arriving back at the lifeboat station at 10.15pm.
Upon arrival back in Oban, the lifeboat was met by another ambulance which completed the transfer to Oban, Lorn and the Isles Hospital.