The threatening radio transmissions at the end of a video showing harassing maneurvers byIranian patrol boats in the Strait of Hormuz may have come from a locally fmous hekler known amng ships as the “Filipino Monkey.” At the end of the video, a voice is heard saying, “”I am coming to you. You will explode in a few minutes..” Navy women such as helicopter pilots are particuarly subject to verbal abuse by the unknown voice. According to Rick Hoffmn, a retired captain, “For 25 years there’s been this mythical guy out there who, hour after hour, shouts obscenities and threats.” Apparently the mysterious voice goes on day aftr day with his campaign against someone.
Apparently there are numerous voices sounding at any one moment when ships traverse the Strait of Hormuz. Perhaps, this is an example of US-Iranian cooperation to ensure that no mistakes occur because people have a monkey on their back.