Stornoway Coastguard received calls for assistance following two separate boat breakdowns yesterday afternoon.

In the first incident, a call was made at 4pm from a RIB which had broken down off the island of Pabbay, with three people on board.

A passing fishing vessel was able to respond to the call, and the RIB was towed back to dry land.

In the second incident, coastguards received a call from a small boat which had broken down on Loch Roag, again with three people on board, shortly after 5pm.

Before a rescue team was deployed, those on the boat informed the coastguard that they had been towed to safety by another boat.

In both incidents, no-one was injured.