The boating week in pictures: Special forces take on Somali pirates, cold snap hits China and India

This week in the world’s best boating photos, South Korean special forces mount a daring raid on the hijacked freighter Samho Jewelry, rescuing 21 hostages on board, plus the big freeze continues to cause chaos in China and India.

To see all these images head to our best boating photos gallery and look back through all of our weekly picks from the past few months.