Dear TSN Admirals,
As Communications and Science Officer of TSN ship [classified], it is my sad duty to inform you that our recent deep strike mission in sector [classified] has resulted in the destruction of the supply ship X11 and the suspension of our Captain and First Officer until court martials can take place.
The mission started off well. We destroyed a Torgoth base, a Kralien base and several enemy ships. We defended our supply ship from space monsters and at this stage, it appeared our Captain and First Officer were making excellent decisions. Upon rendezvousing with supply ship X11 for the third time, our Captain wanted to move the supply ship X11 closer to the enemy bases since meeting up with X11 was taking a long time. Given the terrain of sector [classified] is filled with asteroids, our Captain made the decision for our TSN ship to guide X11 through the asteroids since the sensors on X11 on weak and the Captain did not want X11 to be destroyed. Our TSN ship was also going to pick up a wreck near the asteroids on the way through.
It was at this point that the mission started to go wrong. While our TSN ship was guiding our supply ship around the asteroids, the young daughter of our Captain appeared on the bridge and demanded the attention of our Captain. Our Captain left the bridge and put our First Officer in charge, the First Officer being our Weapons Officer. The Captain’s daughter appearing was a massive shock to the bridge crew since none of us knew that the Captain’s daughter was on board the ship and it is against TSN regulations to have children on board TSN vessels, particularly when undertaking dangerous missions such as deep strike missions. Our First Officer, in shock like the rest of us, made the decision to continue with our mission and deal with the Captain and her daughter later.
As our TSN ship continued guiding X11 around the asteroids slowly, our First Officer left the bridge and gave no explanation for doing so, nor did she specify who was to take control of the bridge in her absence. While she was absent, our TSN ship and X11 approached the wreck that we intended for our TSN ship to pick up. Suddenly a piranha appeared out of the wreck.
As the Science Officer, I informed the remaining bridge members of the piranha and as Communications Officer I ordered supply ship X11 to get out of the area. Our Helm Officer turned our ship around intending to fight the piranha and our Engineering Officer ran across the bridge to the weapons control since our ship was currently not damaged at the time but we needed a Weapons Officer. Sadly, our efforts were in vain, the piranha ignored our TSN ship and destroyed supply ship X11 before the supply ship could leave the area. At this point it also probably did not help that the remaining bridge officers were of equal rank and no one knew who was in charge.
With supply ship X11 destroyed, the appearance of a civilian on board our TSN ship (a minor) and the appalling actions of our Captain and First Officer, a joint decision was made to abandon the mission and suspend the Captain and First Officer pending court martials. In light of the circumstances, the Helm Officer, Engineering Officer and myself would like to recommend giving commendations to the Captain and crew of supply ship X11. We know that normally the Captain makes this recommendation but given the circumstances we think it is appropriate we do it instead.
We will reach our nearest Terran Command Base in 5 days and will arrange the court martials for our Captain and First Officer upon reaching the Base, after consultation with the Admiral on Base.
In the meantime, could we get direction on who is meant to be in charge of our TSN Ship? We are still very confused on that point and are just hoping we do not come across trouble on our way back to Terran space.
Communications and Science Officer