March-April, 2017 was marked by new cases of pirates` attacks. On March, 13 fuel tanker MT Aris 13 was seized by pirates in the Gulf of Aden. Three days later the vessel and all eight crewmembers were released without condition. Noteworthy that it has been the first successful hijacking of a merchant vessel in the Somali waters since 2012. On April, 1 pirates boarded and hijacked the Al Kausar, an Indian sailing dhow with crew of 11. Later on, the vessel was released by Somalian Security Forces and formally handed over to Indian Navy ship on April, 13. On April, 3 pirates hijacked the Pakistani vessel Salama 1 off the coast of Somalia. Another hot-spot is the Gulf of Guinea, where several incidents have also happened. On March, 10 LNG carrier La Mancha Knutsen fended off a pirate attack 100 nm off the coast of Nigeria. The pirates approached the vessel in a speedboat and opened fire with small arms. La Mancha's bridge team used evasive maneuvers and evaded the attack. On March, 14 a bulk carrier was attacked in 120nm southwest of Brass, Nigeria, while en route from Lagos to Libreville, Gabon. The vessel was approached by a motor skiff with armed men who fired upon the ship and tried to board it. After short pursuit the pirates gave up and followed to the shore. On April, 19 a tug operating 11 nautical miles south of Brass, Nigeria was attacked and boarded by armed pirates. The pirates escaped the vessel kidnapping eight crew members and wounding one. At the same day a group of pirates in a skiff approached and fired upon a tanker underway about 59 nautical miles south-southwest of Brass, Nigeria. The crew raised the alarm, tanker increased speed and conducted evasive maneuvers and finally evaded the attack. Many questions arise concerning this situation. For example, was it just crews` negligence or it’s a result of reducing of assets and resources available for international community to counter piracy?