Skooter reports 10/30/13
To fight Somali pirates, merchants ships have a secret weapon - Britney Spears’ hits is being used to deter attacks. The singer’s top hits are being blasted out by tanker crews to put off kidnap attacks, merchant navy officer Rachel Owens said.
The most effective at keeping the bandits at bay, Owens said, it’s Spears’s chart-toppers “Oops! I Did It Again" and "Baby One More Time.”
Second Officer Owens, who works on supertankers off the east coast of Africa, said: “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.”
Spears’ music does not trouble the sailors aboard the supertankers because the directional speakers are aimed at the pirates.
The 31-year-old Spears, is getting ready for a multimillion dollar concert run in Las Vegas, one that will obviously be pirate free.