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.