A Japanese oil tanker suffers some mysterious damage in the Persian Gulf and archaeologists discover an 18th century ship in New York in this week's best boating photos

In this week’s roundup of the world’s best boating photos, archaeologists discover the remains of an 18th century ship under Ground Zero.

Laura Dekker celebrates being given the green light for her solo attempt of sailing around the world, and a Japanese tanker suffers some mysterious damage.

To see all these images head to our best boating photos gallery or check out our roundup of last week’s best boating photos.