- Somali pirates attack the French Navy replenishment tanker "Somme" (A631) in error, believing it to be a cargo ship.
- The French Navy captures 11 Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden.
- The French Navy rescues four hostages and kills two Somali pirates on the hijacked yacht "Tanit" in the Gulf of Aden.
- The Portuguese frigate "Corte-Real" confiscates explosives from Somali pirates during an attempted hijacking.
- Somali pirates hijack five ships from the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Germany, France, and Yemen.