U.S.S. POSEIDON: UPDATED MISSION BRIEF [ATTN: SENIOR OFFICERS' // STARDATE 70683.2]
Posted on Wednesday January 20th, 2021 @ 7:43pm by Commander Kanaka Shakura
ATTN: Command and Senior Officers, U.S.S. Poseidon
RE: Updated Mission Brief Following the Events of Bright Nebula
Following the events of the Battle of Bright Nebula, Starfleet Command has relieved the U.S.S. Poseidon of its originally assigned mission of ferrying relief to Cardassian Space due to the circumstances that have presented itself. Starfleet Command has therefore assigned the Poseidon to be based out of Starbase 47 for the foreseeable future, to conduct patrols in the nearby space when necessary for the protection of both the Starbase and the local sector from increased pirate activity.
The Poseidon's first patrol will be in the Betreka Nebula, an interstellar gas cloud located to the eastern flank of Starbase 47. The site of many skirmishes between the Klingon Empire and Cardassian Union over two decades ago, it is now littered with the wrecks of their warships, and is believed to be a possible blindspot in the Starbase's defences from which pirates may attack. The Poseidon is to investigate the area and - along with any scientific and salvage operations it wishes to conduct - ascertain as to whether a threat does exist, and if so neutralise if possible, if not to withdraw and alert Starfleet so that immediate reinforcements can be dispatched to aid.
Starfleet Intelligence is still investigating as to the fates of the U.S.S. Cain (CO: Cmdr. Chyllyck) and U.S.S. Abel (CO: Lt. Cmdr. Umi Iwe) and their crews following their suspected seizure by pirates following your encounter with the vessels in the Bright Nebula. Any further intelligence will be reported to your Commanding Officers in due course, which they then will disseminate to you at their discretion.
As ever, remain vigilant, and stay safe.
Mission Summary and Directives
1) The U.S.S. Poseidon shall conduct a patrol mission to the Betreka Nebula, to ascertain whether it is a potential blindspot used by pirate vessels and thus a security risk for Starbase 47.
2) Any pirate vessels that are discovered are to be disarmed if possible, and their crews arrested and detained. However, the continued security of the Poseidon and Starbase 47 is paramount, therefore the Commanding Officers are entrusted to use all offensive measures necessary to ensure it, if provoked.
3) As the Betreka Nebula is littered with the remains of skirmishes between the Klingon Empire and the Cardassian Union, the Poseidon should be wary of any active weapons still in the area that may pose a risk, and should attempt to disarm and destroy them if necessary. Furthermore, while the hulks may have long since been salvaged by pirates, it may be prudent to still investigate any that are discovered, especially as they may be being used to hide other materials.
4) The nebula itself also may prove valuable for the Science Department to study, particularly to see if it acts as a stellar nursery, or any other such anomalies that may occur.
Tags: Starfleet Command, Mission Brief, Betreka Nebula