The Italian cargo ship "Jolley Smeraldo" evades an attempted hijacking by Somali pirates.
An Italian-flagged merchant ship evaded an attack by Somali pirates and its 24-person crew was unharmed, shipping line officials said.
- Somali pirates hijack the Netherlands' MV "Marathon" and attack the U.S. Navy cargo ship "Lewis and Clark".
- Somali pirates hijack Germany's MV "Victoria" and release the United Arab Emirates' MV "Al Meezan".
- A South Korean Navy destroyer rescues a North Korean cargo ship from Somali pirates.
- The bulk carrier MV "Ariana" is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean.
- Somali pirates release the German cargo ship MV "Patriot".