It sounds like all that was needed was the Messiah's go-ahead. With approval from on high, you simply rescue the captain. Done deal.
But, consider this high stakes game of Whack-a-Mole. You've got the pirates aboard a covered lifeboat in choppy seas. It is night. You put three snipers on the fantail of a destroyer. The destroyer is rolling and pitching as it plows forward. The pirates are concealed from view. The lifeboat is rocking and rolling severely. The hostage captain is at the wrong end of an AK-47.
You have to get the three pirates all into view at the same time. One, two, three they pop up not much higher than shoulder level. The three snipers must all take a shot from a moving platform to a moving platform at night across a distance of about forty yards at exactly the same time. All three shots must be instantaneous kills.
That is what is being largely under-reported and that is an impressive task by anyone's standards.
Where do we get such men?