The Merchant Navy is using the music of Britney Spears
to scare of Somali pirates, the Metro
Second officer Rachel Owens
notes that that songs like "Oops! I Did It Again
" and "Baby One More Time
" have proved effective deterrents against kidnap attacks:
"Her songs were chosen by the security team because they thought the pirates would hate them most. These guys can't stand Western culture or music, making Britney's hits perfect. It's so effective the ship's security rarely needs to resort to firing guns. As soon as the pirates get a blast of Britney, they move on as quickly as they can."Steven Jones
of the Security Association for the Maritime Industry added: "Pirates will go to any lengths to avoid or try to overcome the music. I’d imagine using Justin Bieber would be against the Geneva Convention."