Best boating photos from around the world

In this week's roundup we bring you a snapshot of the world's largest boat lift, plus the mighty USS George Washington pays a visit to the Philipines

In this week’s roundup of the world’s best boating pictures , the mighty USS George Washington arrives in the Philipines for a goodwill visit, a 50,700-tonne tanker is held in Southampton Docks and tall ships arrive in Belfast for the Tall Ships Festival .

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

Elsewhere on this week, pirates cross the Channel , and we kick off our Southampton coverage with our very own Southampton Boat Show guide .