Stornoway Coastguard operations room kept a watchful eye on a sailing vessel which found itself in difficulty while sailing around the Isle of Harris on Sunday (9 August).

The sailing ship Skerryvore, with two passengers on board, called Coastguards at 11.50am on Sunday, when her propeller was found to be fouled as she made for port from her position 18 nautical miles south-west of Harris.

The crew reported that they were able to manage the situation, so Stornoway coastguard officers maintained contact with the crew as they made headway under their own sail power.

The ship arrived into East Loch Tarbert and called in to say they were in safe harbour at 4.45pm.