AAVARO WILDS, STARBASE 821 — Recent sudden transfers to and from the Federation flagship of the Aavaro Wilds has Starfleet officials on edge this week as drifting wreckage found.
On a routine mission to explore a rogue comet, recently commissioned Federation starship the USS Juneau found more at the mission site. Per a terse, but informative news telex provided to Starbase 821 staff, administrators, and members of the associated press, the ship — while dealing with the ongoing problem of the comet — discovered a second Federation starship listing in the comet’s wake.
The USS Arrow, once assigned to the Tyrellian Defense Fleet, was apparently static and without power, drifting into space with no originally posted crew aboard. Since then the Arrow has caused much-heated debate amid the Starbase 821 Command structure with some arguing that they should leave the ship to salvage and others for its safe return and recommission.
Stoking the fires of debate is the uncertain nature of the current crew of the Arrow. With the report of the discovery of the ship, another one followed soon after, detailing members of the Wilds flagship Juneau had taken command of the ship. Public Record Duty Rosters also show that various members of the Juneau’s Senior Staff are now missing from that registry.
“It is a… strange turn of events, to be sure,” said a source working closely with 821 Command on the matter. “A ship, that has been gone, considered lost for nearly 20 years suddenly showing back up? Out of the clear blue? WITH NO crew, no less? Something about it doesn’t sit right with me about it, I’ll say that much.”
Starbase 821 Command declined to comment on possible recommission or refit of the once-forgotten vessel, aside from confirming that the ship has a crew and is in transit toward the base as of the time of this writing. They, however, say they are not at liberty to discuss exactly who that crew is at the moment nor give any hints as to the ship’s future in the Quadrant.
More on this story as it develops.