The Royal Navy have a terrible new weapon in the ongoing war against Piracy, Britney Spears.
A CD of Britney's greatest hits are being employed by British naval officers in an attempt to scare off pirates along the east coast of Africa.
Merchant naval officer Rachel Owens 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. As soon as the pirates get a blast of Britney, they move on as quickly as they can'.
The Navy refused to confirm reports that the original choice of using a Susan Boyle CD contravened the Geneva Convention and was condemned as cruel and inhumane torture by Human Rights Organisations.