Making the news this week: the Royal Navy launches the latest addition to its Type 45 destroyer fleet and a group of Filipino priests bless the arrival of a group of RIBs

In this week’s roundup of the world’s best boating photos, we have the cruiseliner, Queen Mary 2, on her fifth anniversary voyage, a blue whale is beached on the Californian coast and a group of Filipino priests bless the arrival of a group of RIBs.

Head to our gallery to see all the photos.

You also might want to check out this week’s spot the difference.