CPT Valencia, G
After Action Report
LOCATION Doza Sector
MISSION Respond to distress call by S.S. Dandalo.
OUTCOME S.S. Dandalo rescued.
- CAPT A. Nimitz
- LT K. Blake
- ENS Thyzee
- ENS M. Rumiho
- CPT G. Valencia
- CPT E. Varerus
- VORTA Kalris
BACKGROUND The U.S.S. Pegasus responded to a distress call of the listed ship. Upon arrival, the ship was clearly damaged. It was difficult to pinpoint lifesigns, but entry points from boarders could be seen. This officer recommended that a MACO team be sent to scout out the wreckage for survivors; CAPT Nimitz disagreed at first and chose to send a recon team of Jem’Hadar from the Dominion fighters that the Vorta brought onboard. CPT Varerus and I were placed on standby, and after a while, we were given the all clear to board the vessel.
NARRATIVE Piloting a shuttle to the wreckage, CPT Varerus and I managed to safely board the wreckage. After securing the entry point used by the boarders during their action, we found lifesigns towards the crew quarters area of the ship. As we approached, we found our way blocked by a door, that had been barricade from our side, keeping whatever lifesign we had found on the other side of the door. CPT Varerus began to dismantle the barricade, whilst I established who or what was on the other side; this ended up being the crew of the S.S. Dandalo. When we had dismantled the barricade and rescued them, it became apparent that though the crew was clearly shaken by the ordeal, they were hiding information, the Captain of the vessel being very adamant to not say anything. We attempted to isolate the crew from the Captain by beaming the him back onboard the Pegasus for medical assistance. This enabled the doctor to confess that they had been transporting slaves, but they had no slaves with them at that point, as the slaves had been sold previously. Data from the sensors and eyewitness accounts stated that the boarding party had been Romulan.
After securing the crew, we returned back to the U.S.S. Pegasus.
RECOMMENDATION The evidence from this mission, as well as the evidence from a previous mission this officer, was part of, this officer has a theory of what may be occurring. A vigilante group of Romulans are targeting civilian ships carrying slaves. These vigilantes attack and disable the ship, attempt to free the slaves if any, and incapacitate the crew, before sending out a distress signal and retreating. This distress signal is picked up by Starfleet and we are obliged to respond, where we find the slavers ready for arrest.
Whilst the work of these vigilantes has a moral base, we cannot allow it to continue as it sets a poor precedent for anyone to take violent measures whenever they feel the need to. We have to stop the slave ships, as well as stop the vigilantes. Our focus, however, should not be to catch these vigilantes but to stop the slave ships, as stopping the cause will stop the vigilantes from acting.
This officer also protests the use of Dominion allied forces to accompany Starfleet missions. They pose a great security risk, as seen previously, with little possible gain.
RECOGNITION Captain Varerus performed to the level expected of a MACO officer. This officer was pleased with their performance and would team up with them again without hestiation.