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VIDEO: North Sea drama

A five-member fishing crew was lifted to safety from a sinking boat off the coast of Scotland in the North Sea by a coastal rescue team.

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VIDEO: Going for a knockout

An Australian film crew investigating a herd of beached pregnant sperm whales was interrupted by more than a dozen circling great white sharks, including one particularly big one with an attitude to match.

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VIDEO: Holding sway

It didn’t make much news in the United States last week, but a churning low-pressure system dubbed Storm Rachel battered the United Kingdom.

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VIDEO: Medieval torture

Boats and bridges can sometimes be a mix of oil and water, and merry old England has an infamous bridge that is something of a boat killer.

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VIDEO: Depth charger

They look cute and lovable, but hippopotamuses are by nature very aggressive and are widely considered to be among the most dangerous large animals in Africa.

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VIDEO: Hover craft

Sailing a Moth hydrofoil dinghy looks easy in the hands of professionals such as the ones in this video.

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VIDEO: Surf warriors

We never tire of watching footage of Coast Guard surf training.

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VIDEO: Surprise visitor

There is no script to a whale-watching excursion. You can never be sure how it will play out.

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VIDEO: Plucked from peril

Heading to port in a storm, the dry cargo ship Gulf Rio ran aground and nearly sank last week on the Black Sea.

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VIDEO: Ejected 'like rockets'

There are plenty of stories of solo boaters who fall overboard as their boat throttles on without them.

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VIDEO: 'Death roll,' then triumph

On-board video from Australia’s recent Rolex Sydney Hobart Race shows a firsthand account of a crew getting dunked but righting their boat and heading on to victory in their class.

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VIDEO: Flexible freighter

So you think you’ve made your way home in big seas?

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VIDEO: Megayacht, megawake

Wakesurfing is increasingly popular among the younger crowd, as it lets riders cruise along without being tethered to the boat by a tow line.

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VIDEO: Salvation after sinking

A Coast Guard aircrew rescued three anglers after their 27-foot fishing boat sank 23 miles west of Florida’s Steinhatchee River last week.

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VIDEO: 'Witch's cauldron'

A storm that lashed California’s Catalina Island with 40 mph winds and 8-foot seas last week caused the deaths of two men in unprotected Avalon Harbor as moored boats were driven to shore.

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VIDEO: How 'Moby Dick' came to be

The trailer for the Hollywood film of Nathaniel Philbrick’s book “In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex” is out and it looks awesome.

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VIDEO: Tread lightly

Three French mariners have pooled their talents to create a boat like no other — a hybrid vessel with retractable tread track mobility for transition from sea to land.

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VIDEO: Leap of faith

Coast Guard rescue swimmers are among the bravest of the brave – and they display that valor every time they pull some mariner from big trouble in the big blue.

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Tough luck halts quest

Physical therapist, university founder, solo sailor and adventurer Stanley Paris has been thwarted again in his attempt to become the oldest person to sail around the world single-handedly and without stops.

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VIDEO: Robot fish is a spy in the sea

The U.S. Navy recently completed tests on its GhostSwimmer unmanned underwater vehicle.

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