Unfortunately it wasn't these kind of pirates that kidnapped a retired British couple and held them captive for a total of 388 days. The Somali pirates held the couple ransom originally for 7 million, but it was reported they were released for $755,000. They were rather skinny upon release, but otherwise unharmed. To add injury to insult, Paul Chandler was informed that his father died when they were in captivity. The Chandlers are dealing with the loss as they can, but are happy to be free.
I wish the best to them... too bad something couldn't have been done sooner to get these people released though- I find that a little ridiculous, but hey, that's politics.