According to news reports (as of this writing, I cannot confirm this on DOD websites), an American and a Dane were rescued yesterday by a rare airborne assault by special forces. Both had been working for a Danish company in October of last year when they were kidnapped.
From Reuters: “NBC News, citing U.S. officials, reported that two teams of U.S. Navy SEALs landed by helicopter and rescued the hostages after a gun battle with the kidnappers. The freed hostages were taken by helicopter to an undisclosed location, NBC reported.”
According to reports, nine pirates were killed in the battle. The ex-hostages were taken to an undisclosed location.
Nice job, boys.
Update: Confirmed by DOD here.