The lifeboat crew from Invergordon were paged earlier today to the Moray Firth after the Coastguard received a mayday call from a vessel earlier this afternoon.
Search and rescue teams were called into action earlier today as the Coastguard received a Mayday call from a vessel sailing from Tobermory to Staffa.
A large-scale search and rescue operation took place in the inner Moray Firth yesterday as Coastguard and RNLI teams, alongside a local wildlife tour boat, responded to a vessel taking on water.
Police have launched an investigation after a call made to Aberdeen Coastguard earlier today was determined to be a hoax.
The emergency services have been made aware of a "mayday" situation in the Moray Firth.
A massive search and rescue operation was sparked after a mayday signal in the inner Moray Firth.
Search efforts in response to a mayday call have been suspended after a large-scale operation failed to discover any vessels in trouble.
A north lifeboat has been launched in response to a mayday signal.
Rescuers were searching a large area off the west coast yesterday for a boat which issued a mayday in the early hours of the morning.
Billy Connolly once sang about the virtues of the humble wellington boot and musicians of all ages have now swapped their traditional ghillie brogues for yellow wellies to support the latest RNLI campaign.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is appealing for volunteers to take part in its latest charity event.