Northern Ireland lifeboat crews marked the end of the summer season with a number of callouts over the weekend.
On arrival it was found both vessels had been righted and were returning to shore, Portaferry RNLI said.
But while out on the lough, the lifeboat crew were also tasked to aid a 36ft yacht which had run aground on Don O’Neill Island some four miles away.
At the scene, the lifeboat crew ensured that all on the yacht and their dog were safety aboard their vessel and that there was no water being taken on.
The following afternoon (Sunday 1 September), the inshore lifeboat launched to a motorboat with two adults and three children that had run aground in the Narrows.
Another vessel had taken the casualty boat under tow to deeper water and the lifeboat crew followed up by escorting the motorboat to Portaferry Marina.
After carefully navigating the shallow waters and assessing the condition of the two adults and two children on board, the lifeboat crew checked the vessel for water ingress and none was found.
With the owner’s permission, the volunteer crew set up a tow line and proceeded to refloat the casualty vessel in deeper water.
The barge was again checked for water ingress and the steering and propulsion also checked before they were allowed to continue their journey.
Carrybridge lifeboat operations manager Stephen Scott reminded all boaters to plan their routes carefully using revenant charts to avoid difficulties in unexpectedly shallow waters.