The week in boating photos: we've got pirates caught red-handed by the Royal Navy, Hazel Blears putting the boot in and drug-running submarines

In this week’s roundup of the world’s best boating photos , we have pirates caught red-handed, a very mischievous Government minister and a 40-metre superyacht on the rocks off the South of France.

Head to our gallery to see all the photos, and check out previous weeks’ best boating photos .

We’ve also uploaded some other pretty remarkable pictures this week of a motorboat that tried to mount the small Mediterranean island of Formentera .

And remember, we’ve got lots more pictures and video online.