The Canadians, French, and U.S. fight Somali piracy: HMCS Iroquois, supported by U.S. helicopters, takes on comes to the aid of an Italian freighter carrying Ukranian barley to Iran: Taking on pirates off Somalia. Meanwhile French special forces free two hostages from Somali pirates. The Germans are in the neighborhood, but haven't been able to intervene: Deutsche Marine cannot deal militarily with Somali piracy.
The E.U. sets up a special unit to fight Somali piracy: EU to pool anti-pirate efforts off Somalia:
Hat tip Mark Collins, The Torch.