Kinghorn RNLI lifeboat helped tow a boat taking on water to safety on Sunday.
The volunteer crew – Neil Chalmers, Megan Davidson, Paul Stather, Kerr Milne, and Guy Harding – was called out to the incident at Inchkeith harbour at 12.40pm
The lifeboat, which had been out on a morning exercise, was relaunched and was quickly on the scene to give the stricken 20ft vessel a tow back to Burntisland.
The two people on board were then able to make arrangements to get their boat out of the water.
Trainee helm Megan said: “The vessel had suffered mechanical difficulties while on a trip from Dysart.
“This had caused the boat to begin taking on water, so the owner took the correct decision to take refuge at Inchkeith where they contacted the coastguard.
“We were on scene within six minutes of launching and were able to take the boat under tow.
“The vessel was taken to the slipway at the Beacon leisure centre to allow the owner to make arrangements to get the boat out of the water.”
Megan urged boat owners to make sure their vessel was well maintained and equipped with a suitable auxiliary engine before going to sea.
She added: “We’re grateful to Kinghorn Coastguard and South Queensferry Coastguard Rescue teams who provided assistance at Burntisland.”