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Injured sailor trudges on

Solo sailor Stanley Paris fell and injured his ribs while pulling down a torn headsail on New Year’s Day. The 76-year-old is attempting to become the oldest person to sail around the world single-handed and nonstop in a self-imposed time of 120 days.

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VIDEO: A leap to safety

A planned solo Caribbean cruise ended abruptly earlier this week when a liveaboard sailor had to radio the Coast Guard in 10- to 12-foot seas and 30- to 35-mph winds off Islamorada, Fla.

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VIDEO: Tossing and turning

We’ve brought you a number of videos of ships in big seas from several perspectives. This time we’ll let you experience what it’s like to be relaxing in the lounge when a ship suddenly heels.

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VIDEO: Coffee, tea or PFD?

You’ve heard of land vehicles that convert into boats, but how about a sailing yacht that morphs into an airplane?

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VIDEO: Heavy weather for you and me

The Clipper Round the World Race is unique in that its crews are primarily amateurs who pay to sail one or more of the eight legs or the full 3,000-mile circumnavigation.

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VIDEO: Frozen in time

Remember how — before the dawn of the digital age — undeveloped rolls of film could get lost in the junk drawer for years on end, so when you finally got around to developing the photos they seemed to come from some distant time and place?

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VIDEO: Underwater training

The Coast Guard started an “underwater egress” training program last summer to help crewmembers increase their chances of survival in the event of a capsize.

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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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