A large scale search is being carried out south-east of Aberdeen for a man who fell overboard from a vessel.
The call was made to UK Coastguard just before 2am today (17th August) from the vessel to report the incident near Girdle Ness Light.
Aberdeen and Stonehaven Coastguard Rescue Teams, along with two lifeboats from Aberdeen and a Bond offshore helicopter are involved in the search.
There are currently eleven vessels involved in the search including the two lifeboats.
Matt Leat, Maritime Operations Controller said, ‘There is an extensive search of the area going on. Police Scotland has also been made aware.’