Rescuers rushed to the aid of a stricken Polish-registered sailing vessel in the River Tay today.
Both of the Broughty Ferry RNLI lifeboats were launched at about 1.40pm after a distress call from the eight-person crew of the 52ft boat, which grounded at Tayport Harbour.
The inshore lifeboat was first called, after which the all-weather Elizabeth of Glamis was sent out.
The crew of the vessel managed to refloat her at about 3pm.
A spokesman for the lifeboat crew said: “With the assistance of a volunteer shore crew the inshore lifeboat was launched and was on quickly on scene. The larger all weather lifeboat Elizabeth of Glamis followed a short time later
“Once on scene the lifeboat crews stood by and provided support whilst the crew of the vessel successfully attempted to refloat themselves.
“By 3pm the boat was freed. All eight crew members on board were unharmed. Both lifeboats returned to station where they were made ready for any further calls.”