The U.S. Navy dock landing ship USS ''Carter Hill'' confronts pirates off the coast of Somalia after they had hijacked a Danish merchant vessel, the MV ''Danica White''.
- AP via ''USA Today
- A United States court sentences a Somali to 30 years in jail for piracy after an unsuccessful attack on a United States Navy flotilla.
- Somali pirates hijack the Netherlands' MV ''Marathon'' and attack the U.S. Navy cargo ship ''Lewis and Clark''.
- US Navy warships engage pirates off the coast of Somalia, killing one, capturing 12, after the U.N. Security Council on March 15, encouraged any naval forces near Somalia to take action against suspected piracy. This occurred after an attack on a UN World Food Program-chartered ship bringing drought-relief food supplies on March 13.
- Transparency International issues its 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index with Denmark achieving the highest rating and North Korea and Somalia tied with the lowest ranking.
- Transparency International releases its Corruption Perception Index showing Denmark, New Zealand and Singapore as the least corrupt nations and Somalia as the most corrupt.
- Police in Denmark shoot a 28-year-old male Somali after he breaks into the Viby J home of Kurt Westergaard, the cartoonist at the centre of the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy in 2005, and threatens his family with an axe.
- Somali pirates hijack Germany's MV ''Victoria'' and release the United Arab Emirates' MV ''Al Meezan''.
- The bulk carrier MV ''Ariana'' is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean.
- The South Korean Navy destroyer ''Mummu the Great'' and the U.S. Navy cruiser ''Gettysburg'' capture 17 suspected Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden.
- The Portuguese frigate ''Corte-Real'' confiscates explosives from Somali pirates during an attempted hijacking.