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British successfully use Britney Spears to ward off pirate attacks

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Heavily armed Somali pirates regularly target cargo ships in the area and collected more than $40 million in goods in 2012, but according to a report presented to the United Nations Security Council, pirate attacks are at their lowest since 2006. In the first nine months since 2013, only 17 vessels have been attacked compared to 99 attacks in the same time period in the previous year.

"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," Owens continued.
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Pride of Louisiana!


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We've been using music for years as non-violent fires.


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Heavily armed Somali pirates


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As soon as the pirates get a blast of Britney, they move on as quickly as they can,"


Definitely sounds like an equal playing field...


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Why can't they have some guns for the crew?


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Why can't they have some guns for the crew?


I believe maritime law prevents it.

It's like Chicago gun laws: Illegal, but the criminals don't give a shite about laws.


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Who would enforce that maritime law? Maybe the crew members come from such miserable backgrounds that ship owners prefer to take their chances with pirates rather than mutiny.


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Why can't they have some guns for the crew?


I believe maritime law prevents it.

But maritime laws allow Britney Spears music? Surely that must be some sort of crime against humanity as well?


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GaryMyMan
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I don't think it's maritime law, but rather the shipper's insurance that doesn't allow them to be armed. I know luxury yachts have all kinds of awesome weaponry aboard (Paul Allen's yacht).
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Who would enforce that maritime law?


The ports and coast guards of nations that the ships go to.


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I know luxury yachts have all kinds of awesome weaponry aboard (Paul Allen's yacht).


It has no offensive or defensive weapons other than sonic emitters and radio jammers.


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Pilot Tiger
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I'm not one to take up for Somali pirates, but this just seems a bit cruel and unusual to be used as a means of thwarting attacks


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A lot of shipping companies are now using private security firms. They just throw their weapons overboard when the reach a port in a country that doesn't allow guns.


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re: British successfully use Britney Spears to ward off pirate attacks
there are some videos on youtube and liveleak showing private security shooting at pirates

pretty interesting stuff


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Ace Midnight
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I bet Paige would work in a pinch.


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Oily Tigah
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Why can't they have some guns for the crew?


They do. They keep them in a gun safe. They don't use them bc the pirates don't usually kill crew members unless they fight back. Safer just to give them the ship.


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