NATO Ships And Helicopters Hunt Pirates...
then, they let them go.
Not that anyone asked The Lifeguard; but, those same NATO crews should have shot the mother*&^%ers. (Well, they could have given them a trial first.) That way, they can't come back later to haunt merchant shipping in the region.
And, for the record, if the Free World is going to consider halting piracy to be a law enforcement problem, then they should remember that giving the criminals the opportunity to dispose of the evidence during a protracted chase is WRONG!