A lifeboat was called out to rescue a motor cruiser which broke down off Harris.
The eight-metre long vessel, which had seven people on board, suffered engine failure off Stockinish Island on the east coast of Harris at around 12.10pm on Wednesday.
The Leverbugh lifeboat crew secured a towline and pulled the stricken boat to Leverburgh pier.
Leverburgh Lifeboat Operations Manager, John MacLean said: "It is less than a month since our station was made operational, and in that short time our service has been used on three occasions.
“On each occasion, the crew has been able to deal with the incident presented to them in an efficient and professional manner."
The new station which opened last month is filling a gap in coastal cover following appeals from local residents over the last few years. It was approved as a 12-month trial by the RNLI.
Until now the Sound of Harris has been covered by lifeboat volunteers in Stornoway, Portree and Barra.
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