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VIDEO: ‘Sharing is caring’

Few places on earth are more remote than Palmerston Island, a coral atoll in the Pacific that is home to only 62 people.

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VIDEO: A summer classic Down Under

There are numerous iconic bluewater yacht races — England’s Fastnet, the Volvo Ocean Race, the Vendee Globe. Australia has the Rolex Sydney Hobart race.

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VIDEO: 3 weeks' work in 150,000 images

The last few weeks of wintry weather have caused headaches in many parts of the country — multi-car pileups, cancelled flights, frigid temperatures — as well as snow days for kids.

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VIDEO: Top 10 videos of 2013

The Coast Guard documents on video many of the operations it conducts. At the end of each year, it releases a Top 10 compilation highlighting the most compelling stories and invites the public to vote on their favorite.

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VIDEO: Look out below!

BBC television host Steve Leonard and Arctic expert Jason Roberts were filming an episode about polar bears for the documentary series “Incredible Journeys” when they had a very close call.

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VIDEO: Was the Keystone State sabotaged?

The side-wheel steamer Keystone State was pounded in a November storm and claimed by Lake Huron in 1861, with the loss of all 33 hands on board. The ship's final resting place was a mystery for 152 years — until now.

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VIDEO: Move over, Shark Week

The crew of Pumpin’ Hard, of Ocean City, Md., trailed some bait and a video camera off their 58-foot Blackwell’s dredge. Turns out there were some very hungry makos in the vicinity, and they weren’t camera-shy.

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VIDEO: Aquatic convoy

Part of the allure of heading offshore is not knowing what awaits you.

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VIDEO: Adrift with 5 kids on board

Two brothers-in-law and five children were involved in a harrowing rescue as their disabled boat drifted toward shoal water and breaking surf in Florida’s Nassau Sound.

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VIDEO: Trapped for 62 hours

Dramatic footage has emerged of the improbable rescue of a crewman who survived for nearly three days aboard a sunken vessel 100 feet below the surface of the Atlantic.

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VIDEO: Climb of their lives

A 16-foot jonboat is no place to be with a gale warning in effect, but that’s where two teenage boys in North Carolina found themselves on Sunday.

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VIDEO: A skipper's fateful choice

Why would an experienced tall ship captain sail headlong into the teeth of a well-forecast hurricane barreling toward a destructive and historic assault on the Northeast?

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VIDEO: Left behind as 'bait'

A young couple from Arizona celebrating their first wedding anniversary with a vacation in Thailand were left behind in the water when the skipper of their dive boat headed for shore.

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VIDEO: Cruising rally takes a beating

The Salty Dawg Rally — the cruise-in-company to the Caribbean each fall — got under way in a staggered start in early November from Hampton, Va., Beaufort, N.C., and other ports with a 116-boat fleet.

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VIDEO: Party crashers

This was one dockside party to miss.

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VIDEO: Over the top

The boats are built for speed, and the drivers live to break records.

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VIDEO: Most powerful ever recorded

For perspective, Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Philippines on Friday, packed more power than hurricanes Katrina and Sandy combined, according to reports.

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VIDEO: Like roping a wild horse

Retrieving a boat being swept across a bar on a raging river is a questionable decision, but a trio of Kiwis in a small inflatable make it look easy in this video.

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VIDEO: When the gales of November come early

Among modern-era shipwrecks, the loss of the 729-foot bulk freighter Edmund Fitzgerald has retained the public’s fascination for nearly 40 years.

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VIDEO: The saint that came roaring in

Nearly a year to the day that Sandy wreaked havoc from New Jersey to Rhode Island, hurricane-force winds battered the United Kingdom, Germany, Scandinavia and Denmark last week, killing at least 16 people across northern Europe.

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