Emergency services are currently attending to a medical emergency on a fishing vessel near Macduff.
The coastguard were called to the incident, which happened around 10 north-east of Macduff, at 6.40am.
The casualty was airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
Fraserburgh’s all-weather lifeboat was launched, alongside Macduff’s inshore lifeboat.
Banff Coastguard Rescue Team and an ambulance are also at the scene.
A rescue helicopter from Inverness also attended.