The Swedish Navy arrests seven Somali pirates during the attempted hijacking of a Greek ship.
- Radio Netherlands
- Somali pirates hijack Germany's MV "Patriot" and release a Greek ship.
- Somali pirates hijack ships from the Isle of Man, Greece, and the Seychelles, while three other ships escape.
- Somali pirates capture the Greek owned oil tanker "Maran Centaurus" 1,300 kilometres off the coast of Somalia.
- Somali pirates hijack five ships from the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Germany, France, and Yemen.
- Somali pirates hijack the merchant vessels "Irene" of Greece and "Sea Horse" of Lebanon.