A lifeboat which fell off the side of a merchant vessel was found in the sea by a fishing vessel off the coast of Arbroath.
Montrose all-weather and inshore lifeboats were scrambled on Sunday morning.
Arbroath lifeboat was scrambled on Friday to assist a 65ft sail training vessel that had run aground attempting to enter Arbroath harbour.
Arbroath lifeboat’s new coxswain has arrived on station to close an unhappy chapter for the local crew and fulfil a personal ambition harboured from a young age to perform the lifesaving role.
A lifeboat crew was called away from its sun-kissed open day celebrations to help a nearby boat in trouble.
With temperatures soaring across the country this week, all of Scotland's RNLI lifeguarded beaches are now open and welcoming members of the public.
RNLI bosses say they have closed the chapter which blemished the proud 215-year history of Arbroath lifeboat station following the return of the town’s all weather boat to the water after six months out of service.
As an elite rescue force, the RNLI is used to facing some of the harshest weather conditions to hit Scotland.
A senior crew member has been dismissed as part of a high-level investigation into an allegation of serious misconduct at Arbroath Lifeboat Station.
Lifeboat chiefs have said a decision to put Arbroath’s all-weather craft off-station was not taken lightly after it emerged that the crew is at the centre of a major inquiry.