SHOREHAM lifeboat crews had two shouts to deal with on Saturday, coming to the aid of a boat and jet ski, both with engine failure.
The inshore lifeboat launched at 8.06am to a sailing vessel with one man on board just outside the Shoreham Harbour entrance, following a report from a concerned kayaker.
He appeared to have run out of fuel for the outboard motor.
An alongside tow was established by the lifeboat crew and the boat owner was towed back to his mooring at Sussex Yacht Club, in Brighton Road, Shoreham.
The D-class inshore lifeboat was tasked again at 7.10pm to a report of a broken down jet ski, which was to the west of Shoreham Harbour.
Once on scene, the crew established the jet ski was suffering from mechanical problems because it had previously capsized.
One person made it to the shore, so the lifeboat towed the craft back to its launch site at the Harbour Club, Shoreham Beach.
The inshore lifeboat had previously been in action on Monday, August 26, when it was launched to an 18ft motorboat just east of Worthing Pier.
The motorboat had smoke issuing from her engine when the call went out at 6.45pm.
The vessel, with two people on board, was still making its way when the lifeboat reached it and offered to tow it to Shoreham.
However, the pair on board wanted to return to Brighton Marina rather than Shoreham, and said they would make their own way back.