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On November 7, 2005 LRAD was first used to foil a pirate attack on a Seabourn Cruise Line luxury cruise. The system was installed as a part of the ship's defense systems, and was activated when pirates attacked the ship with RPGs 160 kilometers off the Somali coast . The pirates failed to board the cruiser. LRAD's maritime application was realized after the 2000 attack on the USS Cole off Yemen, as a way to keep operators of small boats from approaching US warships.
Britney Spears Music Used To Scare Off Somali Pirates
Whoever believes that Britney Spears' music isn't powerful, need think again. Chart toppers like "Hit Me Baby One More Time" and "Oops I Did it Again" have proven to be effective weapons when blasted at approaching Somali Pirates who reportedly retreat at the mere sound of the songstress.
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A rapier, a hook hand & a cannon...what else are you supposed to fight pirates with?
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It has nothing to do with a "politically correct world" it has to do with a corporation seeing the difference between paying a one time $10M payment (or whatever it is) as opposed to paying 10-15 times as much after the deaths of a crew, and the lawsuits sure to follow it.