A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg, Fla., boat crew rescued three people from a 24-foot vessel taking on water in Tampa Bay, Saturday.

The 45-foot response boat-medium boat crew picked up the three people off a buoy near Egmont Key, a secluded island at the mouth of the Tampa Bay, without medical concerns.

Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders were notified via VHF radio channel 16 of the vessel taking on water. The owner is coordinating with commercial salvage for the vessel.

The Coast Guard reminds all boaters of these important safety tips while on the water: wear a life jacket, carry all required safety gear, file a float plan, and check the weather and water conditions before getting on the water. 

For more boating safety tips, click here.