The Navy is using Britney Spears’ hits like “Hit Me Baby One More Time” and “Oops I Did it Again” to drive off approaching Somali Pirates.
When they hear the tunes, they turn around and leave! Which is crazy to me, because I would pull my pirate ship up and try to party!
Music has become a really effective way of keeping the pirates and their high-speed skiffs away. Britney’s songs have been chosen by the security team because they thought the pirates would hate them most. They can’t stand Western culture or music, which makes Britney’s hits perfect.
The music is currently a second line of defense and is used when initial calls from armed security guards on board don’t get rid of the pirates.