Cargo ships collide, sink and run aground in this week’s best boating photos

In County Durham, force 9 winds have been battering the coastline. The north of the UK has been hit by strong winds over the last week. In Washington, the US, a fishing boat grounded so hard that an excavation team was called in to dig it out.

In other parts of the world, the Cambodian Royal family scatter the ashes of the late king and in Paris the River Seine floods, creating havoc for those living on houseboats.

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