There are people who have been captives for over two years under atrocious conditions.But of course, aside from some film shot by Navy Seals, it mostly isn't a story that ends up on the news. No video. No story.
And so, because politicians love the "we have to do something" mantra, even if that "something" is nearly ineffective, NATO Extends Counter Piracy Operations Until 2014. Because they haven't even driven the number of attacks down - the number of successful attacks may be down marginally, if I find those numbers I will post them in the comments. (Be fair, the numbers in 2012 look good so far.)