A SCALLOP dredger ran aground when attempting to enter Arbroath Harbour on Sunday evening.
The Ballantrae registered St Amant got into difficulties in the area known as the Bar.
The RNLI launched their inshore lifeboat and assisted those on board.
The crewmen of the St Amant stayed on the vessel until the tide rose and the lifeboat returned to the boat to escort it into Arbroath harbour around midnight on Sunday.
The boat was inspected on Monday to see if any damage occurred.