Making the news this week: more piracy in the Gulf of Aden, a washed-up whale and the Great Barrier Reef

In this week’s roundup of the world’s best boating photos, we see the damage done to the Great Barrier Reef by a Chinese bulk carrier that ran aground, an incredible salvage picture from South Korea and the Oriana docks in Dublin.

To see all these images head to our gallery or view previous weeks’ best boating photos.