The volunteers at Arranmore RNLI had a short trip this morning when they were called to help a fishing boat that was drifting onto rocks.
The crew responded to a call at 7:15am to assist a 25ft vessel with engine trouble.
There was one person on board and the boat was drifting onto rocks at Calf Island, which is located just metres from the Arranmore Lifeboat Station.
Sea conditions at the time were calm with good visibility and on reaching the casualty a neighbouring boat had secured a tow rope.
The lifeboat escorted both vessels to Burtonport.
Relief Coxwain Sean Curtin praised the speed of the boat owner in contacting the lifeboat before the drifting boat got into real trouble.
“We were delighted to be able to assist the boat and really pleased that they did the right thing in not delaying calling for help.
“We are a 24 hour rescue service operating 365 days of the year and we encourage the public to familiarise themselves with the safety messages from the RNLI.
“We are always happy to respond to calls for assistance day and night.”