Somali pirates receive a record PS7.6m in ransoms for seized South Korean and Singaporean ships.
Somali pirates are reported to have received a total of about $12.3m (£7.6m) in ransom money to release two ships.
- Al Jazeera
- PiracySouth Korea will fly the bodies of eight Somali pirates killed in a commando raid on a freighter last month from Muscat, Oman, to Mogadishu, Somalia.
- The South Korean navy directs an operation against Somali pirates who hijacked a South Korean ship, rescuing all 21 hostages, while eight pirates are killed and five are captured.
- Somali pirates hijack a South Korean owned Kenyan registered fishing boat with 43 crew aboard.
- Somali pirates hijack a Singaporean chemical tanker in the Gulf of Aden, carrying a cargo of ethylene glycol.
- Piracy in Somalia: A South Korean warship catches up with an oil tanker that was hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean.
- Piracy in Somalia: A chemical tanker, the Singapore-operated ''MV Theresa VIII'' with 28 North Koreans on board, is seized by Somali pirates northwest of the Seychelles.
- A South Korean Navy destroyer rescues a North Korean cargo ship from Somali pirates.
- 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 United States Navy's USS ''John S. McCain'' collides with the Liberian-flagged ''Alnic'' MC near Singapore. Rescue efforts are underway with ten sailors reported as missing.
- An explosion at a South Korean shipyard owned by STX Offshore & Shipbuilding kills four workers.