- Some of the passengers became so worried about pirates, they began reporting every boat they saw to the crew.
- China says the military move is one of peacekeeping, not aggression.
- Pirates have launched a string of attacks off Somalia’s coast.
- There are 31 hostages currently being held by Abu Sayyaf.
- Polish Foreign Minister says that kidnappers have made no demands so far
- A Thai diesel oil tanker with 14 crew members en route from Singapore to Indonesia is believed to have been hijacked
- The incident in the Malacca Strait has fuelled fears piracy could be on the rise in the area and drive up ship insurance premiums