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VIDEO: Perilous practice

The training for the Coast Guard’s elite surfboat crews is legendary.

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VIDEO: Dream boat

What’s rarer than the elusive BMW 507 sports car? How about a 507 that floats?

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VIDEO: Ghost fleet

There’s a small bay on the Maryland side of the Potomac River, 30 miles south of Washington, D.C., that is an eerie final resting place for hundreds of ships. More than 230 were scuttled here, and most of them were never put into service.

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VIDEO: Different type of cruising boat

Retired naval architect Doug Cuthbert wanted to go cruising with his family, but rather than sail over the horizon aboard some beautiful creation of his own, he wanted to go land cruising.

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VIDEO: Surfing with Dad

Tyler Medford is your average husband and father who loves to surf.

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VIDEO: Nautical gauntlet

America has no monopoly on reality television.

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VIDEO: Up and out

We’ve all seen dramatic helo hoist rescues of mariners far offshore, but here’s a near-shore aerial rescue performed on a small scale by a local sheriff’s office.

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VIDEO: Nowhere to run

The technology deployed by the armed forces of the Western world is astounding.

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VIDEO: Ice tsunami

The sheer magnitude of nature in transition is a spectacular show.

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VIDEO: Over easy

Ship launches can be dicey business, especially when rubber tire tubes are used as ramp rollers.

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VIDEO: Hung up

Here’s a maritime mishap we hadn’t seen before.

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VIDEO: In this corner

Webcams are used to broadcast live video of everything from the view out in the harbor to giant pandas at the National Zoo.

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VIDEO: A need to feed

There’s nothing as calming as a walk along an autumn beach, and members of the One Harbor Church, who were on retreat in North Carolina last week, were probably anticipating a contemplative stroll along the Cape Lookout National Seashore.

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VIDEO: The more the merrier

Wakesurfing is usually done behind a small boat designed to kick up a big wake. But a big yacht can produce a sizable wake, so that means there can be more than one surfer.

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VIDEO: Reborn as a reef

Cameras rolled as the Danish train ferry MF Aerosund II was intentionally sunk in early October off the coast of Svendborg, Denmark.

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VIDEO: Leaving Alicante

The first leg of the world’s toughest bluewater race, the Volvo Ocean Race, began Saturday morning with the seven-yacht fleet setting off on the first leg from Alicante, Spain, to Cape Town, South Africa.

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VIDEO: Going deep

It’s always good to earn a living doing what you love.

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VIDEO: Revolution on the water

The Monaco Yacht Show is known for magnificent vessels set amid immaculate scenery, but a different breed of boat was introduced this year.

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VIDEO: Head-first slip and a smile

We don’t know much about this video, other than it’s short and funny.

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VIDEO: This wasn't on the itinerary

While on vacation in August, a group of mariners caught a once-in-a-lifetime view of a volcano erupting from the safety of a boat offshore.

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