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Tampa Bay highways are becoming a congested nightmare for motorists. Crashes are becoming more and more frequent. Unfortunately, our increased population and large number of visitors are causing the waterways of Tampa Bay to become more dangerous, too. Special care needs to be taken by all boat operators to avoid collisions and dangerous situations, especially where there is congestion.

Excerpts from a St. Pete Times article reporting on the death of a vacationer:

Vacationer killed in boating accident

A pleasure craft hits a fishing boat; a woman on board the latter dies the next day.

A retired librarian on vacation from New Jersey died last week after a 56-foot pleasure boat hit the commercial fishing boat she was on, authorities said.

Three people were aboard the 31-foot Lazy Bones, which was anchored 10 miles west of Anclote Key, DeMarino said. Five people were aboard the Almost There.

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