A Lerwick-registered fish carrier is being towed to Scapa Flow after being involved in a major emergency off Cape Wrath last night.
The Norholm lost engine power at about 8pm on Sunday and was drifting towards the coastline in a westerly gale.
The Stornoway coastguard helicopter was scrambled incase the crew had to abandon the vessel.
But the Lochinver lifeboat was able to hold the 32-metre vessel from the shore.
The Thurso lifeboat took over, before emergency tow vessel Herakles took her under tow.