Entrant: Commander Herv bav Fraagrik
SFC Date: 2385/07/12
After months of pulling the ship out of mothballs and refitting her, she’s as ready as she’s gonna be. Admiral apologizes for not giving us more time to shake her down but we get it, time wasted could be lives lost. We’re just gonna have to do the best we can, like everyone else.
Captain met the new members of the crew, gotta say, they’re certainly the most diverse bunch I’ve seen on board a federation ship; and that’s saying something.
After a brief recommissioning ceremony, we disembarked for Starbase 718.
Captain didn’t waste any time and immediately ordered us to shake’er down. The engines worked flawlessly. We flew like a bat out of hell and the ship barely batted an eye. Those engineers designing these third-gen warp engines really knew what they were doing. We did have a small system failure in the bridge helm control console, but the engineers took care of it soon enough.
Before heading over to Starbase 718, we did a quick weapons test. Phasers worked fine but ran into an issue with the forward torpedo launchers. Turns out we were initially slated to be armed with quantum torpedoes but the brass changed their minds at the last minute. Best we can tell, the guys at the shipyard didn’t get the memo and misconfigured the launchers.
Finally arrived at the Starbase ahead of schedule. If we thought the crews over at the Utopia Planitia shipyards were overworked, they got nothing on the poor officers on the Starbase. Tactical counted over two hundred transports and freighters waiting to dock or disembark. Took the poor buggers almost an hour to respond to our hail. Still haven’t heard from the station commander to get our orders.
Captain noted one of the freighters is carrying a group of Romulan refugees. To complicate matters, they’ve asked for asylum. Smells like trouble. Glad I’m not handling that request, sounds like a whole lot of headache.
The captain has asked science, engineering, and medical to prepare for all kinds of contingencies and possible encounters. It’s a good idea, this could get ugly fast and the more prepared we are the better.
Security is concerned about all these refugees we’re supposed to take onboard, but seem up to the challenge.