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VIDEO: Tied up in 50 knots

During one of the strongest storms of the year, professional kitesurfer Kevin Langeree decided to be a bit unreasonable.

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VIDEO: Fishing for a handout

Sea lions are never shy about copping an easy meal, especially with so many recreational anglers more than happy to assist.

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VIDEO: Narrow escape

Jetboat rides through the canyons have become an iconic image of New Zealand’s tourism appeal, and for good reason: It sure looks like fun.

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VIDEO: Hard lesson

Transiting any inlet can quickly go from routine to red alert when something goes wrong.

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VIDEO: Sinking the evidence

For months, two ships from the environmental activist group Sea Shepherd shadowed a rogue commercial vessel suspected of engaging in illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing of vulnerable Patagonian toothfish (aka Chilean sea bass) in the Southern Ocean.

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VIDEO: Breaking river wave

The Daly River in Australia’s Northern Territory is a tidal river known to local fishermen for its abundance of barramundi.

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VIDEO: Heroic effort

A relaxing day of fishing for 16-year-old Louisiana high school sophomore Leyton Page ended with his frantic attempt to rescue five people, including three children, from the Pearl River.

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VIDEO: Tragic sinking

A 330-foot Russian fishing trawler sank within 15 minutes about 4 a.m. Thursday in the icy waters off Russia's Far East coast, killing at least 56 people and probably more.

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VIDEO: Tall order

The Canadian tall ship Liana's Ransom, with nine aboard, was caught in seas building to nearly 10 feet and 20- to 30-knot winds 58 miles off the coast of Gloucester, Mass.

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VIDEO: Snack time

Cruising boaters who have visited Great Exuma in the Bahamas know of the unique attraction of “Pig Beach,” and it’s definitely an appealing spot.

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VIDEO: 'I'm gutted'

When it comes to bluewater sailracing, the Volvo Ocean Race is not for the fainthearted.

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VIDEO: Baited, then a switch

The angler knew he had hooked a big one as he strained to pull the leviathan to the surface.

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VIDEO: Crafty crab

Crabs make good thieves, as this video shows.

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VIDEO: In a cyclone's wake

The six-boat fleet competing in the Volvo Ocean Race is navigating the most treacherous leg of the round-the-world race as it traverses the volatile Southern Ocean en route from Auckland, New Zealand, to Itajai, Brazil.

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VIDEO: 'A special experience'

A South African great-grandmother is bent on proving you’re never too old to learn new tricks.

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VIDEO: Offshore injury

When a 70-year-old man injured his back aboard a 29-foot recreational boat nearly 40 miles offshore, the skipper made a mayday call via VHF channel 16.

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VIDEO: Past the tipping point

There are plenty of failed-boat-launch videos out there, but here’s one we hadn’t seen before — a quick clip, courtesy of Eastern Europe.

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VIDEO: What a local knows

Lecanvey is a seaside village in County Mayo, Ireland, known for big tidal swings.

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VIDEO: Outlaw inlet

Transiting a tricky inlet is among the biggest challenges of boating.

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VIDEO: Out for a spin

It probably seemed like a good idea at the time, but that doesn’t mean it was.

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