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VIDEO: 'They saved their own lives'

When a 42-foot commercial fishing boat began rapidly taking on water after colliding with a larger boat off the New Jersey coast, the three-man crew’s safety training proved to be the difference between life and death.

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VIDEO: Seashell cathedral

Margate is a seaside town in Kent, England, where Londoners go to enjoy its sandy beaches.

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VIDEO: Tenacity and luck equals survival

A day of fishing ended quickly for two anglers who headed out in an open boat from Galveston Bay after a rogue wave swamped and capsized their boat.

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VIDEO: 'A special experience'

The eighth edition of the biennial RORC Caribbean 600 was another spectacle of sail and sun in Antigua as crowds watched the largest fleet in the event’s history set off on a 600-nautical-mile race around 11 islands.

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VIDEO: Gentle touch

There's something captivating about this two-minute clip, which displays human interaction with marine life at its best.

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VIDEO: 500-year-old wreck revealed

Nearly every American schoolchild learns about the European explorers of the Age of Discovery. Among the most famous was Vasco da Gama of Portugal, who in the 15th century led the first voyage from Europe to India.

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VIDEO: Storm-tossed sailboat

The “law of the sea” demands that you render assistance to a mariner in distress, and that time-honored mandate was fortunate for a trio of recreational boaters aboard a disabled 55-foot sailboat.

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VIDEO: Taking a spin

Maximo Trinidad, a veteran stand-up paddleboarder, was in the middle of a great ride when a spinner shark, oblivious to his fun, barrel-rolled him off his board.

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VIDEO: Surfing with the wind

Conditions on the East River weren’t ideal for the State University of New York Maritime College sailing team to fine-tune their technique, but that wasn’t the point on this day.

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VIDEO: Desperate moments

When a fishing trawler ran onto rocks while trying to enter an Irish port in gale conditions, the three crewmen aboard the 66-foot steel vessel quickly found themselves in a life-or-death situation with 10-foot seas washing over the deck.

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VIDEO: Inlet error

Transiting an inlet can be challenging, and safe passage depends on the tide, waves and the skipper’s ability.

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VIDEO: Side by side

Ship launching is a naval tradition in many cultures. One of the most exciting methods used is side launching.

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VIDEO: Sudden danger

The day was anything but predictable at a dock in San Diego as a 150-foot whale-watching ship came in hard — so hard it left tourists scrambling to escape a violent collision.

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VIDEO: Ode to an icon

The original Bluenose was designed as a fishing schooner and a raceboat — and she excelled at both.

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VIDEO: Desperate measures

A crew of drug runners were shuttling their contraband in a go-fast boat when Panamanian narcotics officers joined them in hot pursuit.

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VIDEO: Split and spilling

A maritime disaster unfolding off Taiwan has caused no deaths, but there are serious concerns about its effects on the environment.

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VIDEO: Swarm of Moths

They are the coolest (or strangest-looking) sailing dinghies you’re likely to encounter on the water, but there is more to Moths than meets the eye.

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VIDEO: Special delivery

The hope for anyone on a whale-watching tour is that the stars align and they get to see a breaching mammal up close.

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VIDEO: 500 years under the sea

Eighteen years of research, excavations and archaeological analysis paid off when a British shipwreck-hunting team discovered one of Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama's ships.

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VIDEO: Humpbacks come to play

The career of a marine wildlife photographer offers moments of magic, and sometimes pursuing their vocation leads to a once-in-a-lifetime event.

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