Britney Spears Toxic to Somali Pirates
October 29, 2013, 4:27 am
There were 176 attacks on ships in 2011 off the Horn of Africa - 25 of them successful, garnering millions in ransom monies.
But now merchant ships have a new defense against Somali Pirates.
Sailors have learned the best way to deter the Somali pirates is to point the speakers at their approaching skiffs. Rachel Owens, is a merchant navy officer on a super tanker off the east coast of Africa she told The Mirror
"These guys can’t stand Western culture or music, making Britney’s hits perfect, as soon as the pirates get a blast of Britney they move on as quickly as they can."
Piracy is such a problem the Royal Navy has 1,500 sailors on 14 warships operating round-the-clock off the horn on Africa