- The bulk carrier MV "Ariana" is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean.
- Captain Richard Phillips of the MV "Maersk Alabama", who was abducted by Somali pirates, is rescued.
- Piracy in Somalia: A South Korean warship catches up with an oil tanker that was hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean.
- Somali pirates attack a Hong Kong-flagged oil tanker with long range rocket-propelled grenades 1,000 miles east off the Somali coast in the Indian Ocean.
- Somali pirates hijack the Netherlands' MV "Marathon" and attack the U.S. Navy cargo ship "Lewis and Clark".