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VIDEO: Refuge in a life raft

It all unfolded quickly: A three-person crew 150 miles offshore discovers their engine room full of water, sends their last known position via satellite phone and abandons ship into a life raft.

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VIDEO: 'I punched it in the back'

In case you didn’t see the jaw-dropping video of a professional surfer fighting off a shark attack on live TV, you certainly should.

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VIDEO: Tipping point

M32s are 32-foot one-design carbon fiber catamarans built specifically for lightweight and fast racing.

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VIDEO: Ugly day for Belissima

When Hurricane Carlos brushed past Acapulco, Mexico, in June with 85 mph winds, the resort city’s port was closed for safety.

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VIDEO: Shocked and awed

Pacific Northwest resident Brad Rich was on a fishing trip last week with a buddy in Day Harbor, near Alaska’s Resurrection Bay, when some whales that were breaching in the distance aroused their curiosity.

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VIDEO: Speed and endurance

Phaedo3 achieved the fastest elapsed time in the Transatlantic Race 2015, averaging more than 600 miles a day for four days during the 2,800-mile run from Rhode Island to England.

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VIDEO: Escorted to safety

Here’s a video that offers a different perspective on a typical day on the job for the Coast Guard. We see crewmembers responding to an emergency from the coxswain’s point of view.

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VIDEO: 'You gotta go out'

Making movies is a slow business, but nautical history buffs are getting a taste of what Hollywood is cooking up for its big-screen treatment of the legendary 1952 Pendleton rescue off Cape Cod.

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VIDEO: Catch and upend

In case you missed this clip, which exploded on the Internet during the long July 4 holiday weekend, here’s another chance.

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VIDEO: Majestic invasion

The July Fourth weekend brought stellar weather and an international fleet of tall ships to the historic harbor of Greenport, N.Y., on the north fork of eastern Long Island.

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VIDEO: Sudden impact

The two sides of the GoPro coin are that although the rugged portable camera can capture recreational fun at its best, it can also capture unfortunate accidents.

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VIDEO: Scalawag aboard

Shetland, an archipelago off the northeast shore of Scotland, boasts the highest density of otters in Europe.

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VIDEO: Skimming the surface

Last summer, we brought you video of Brad Domke riding the largest wave ever on a skimboard.

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VIDEO: Decks awash, 6 feet deep

For 11 seasons, the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch has thrilled armchair seaman with the exploits of commercial crabbers on Alaska’s Bering Sea.

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VIDEO: When the walls close in

Mountain Sheep Canyon is a popular destination for hikers and kayakers. The 1.5-mile sandstone canyon off Lake Powell in Utah that is navigable but gets extremely tight in sections.

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VIDEO: Sober and confident

With the Fourth of July holiday weekend dead ahead, we thought we’d share this gentle reminder on boating sober that a Norwegian safety group created.

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VIDEO: Down the drain

One look at the mysterious swirling vortex that appeared in Lake Texoma on the Oklahoma-Texas border would make any prudent boater give the aquatic black hole a wide berth.

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VIDEO: Grace in motion

British filmmaker Adam Docker posted a gorgeous video clip of software mogul-turned-sailor Larry Ellison’s Oracle Team USA crew as they trained a few years ago for the 33rd America's Cup in Valencia, Spain, which they won.

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VIDEO: Stuck in the muck

From the looks of this short clip, it seems as if these folks were pushing their luck by trying to launch and retrieve a boat from this muddy beach.

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VIDEO: Big boy at the table

New York boater Michael Maiale was fishing with friends about 45 miles south of Long Beach on the south shore of Long Island when they came upon a dead 40-foot whale with numerous sharks loitering around their next meal.

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