TO <CDR Alina Mandra; CDR Keri Verlina>
CC <CPT Tau Thiessan; CDR Rose Hanson >
FROM LCDR Seral Val S'Nat
SUBJ The Missing and the Dead
As the station is destroyed along with the sciences laboratories, I expect to be reassigned in the near future. Until that time, I wish to be of assistance where possible. To that end, I have been consulting with those attempting to recover data and avoid total loss of their endeavors in the labs. My own experiments are completely on hold until I can obtain new samples and workspace.
I was approached by Dr. Nathon Wellington; he is aware of my skills and nature, and as such believed I may be able to assist him in obtaining closure for one of the officers marked as killed in action, Captain Beylara Ailes. While I am willing, I am uncertain as to his suggested plan of returning to the scene and taking new scans being possible to bear fruit. Regardless of my belief in the matter, I believe it is in the best interest of the mental health of the Doctor that he be allowed to follow through with this action. I am willing to offer myself as an assistant, and would only require the use of a properly equipped craft.
To that end, I request permission to take the time to perform said action. If granted, I will seek the use of a secondary craft from one of the currently drydocked starships.
Additionally; For my own thoughts, I am requesting a download of sensor data and logs. I am requesting data from all friendly craft in the system when the station was attacked and destroyed. My intention is to collect and compile the sensor data to create a more accurate accounting of the incident, and a full simulation for study. It is my belief if we cannot locate the remains of the missing and presumed dead, at least we can provide closure by verifying their fates. I am using the data already provided from the station's recovered data to begin and will make a request of the current commander of the William Ockham to use computer processing power and holodecks of that starship while it is in drydock being repaired.
It is a grim and grisly task to recover the dead. I am familiar and have experience with this duty. I am again willing to put myself to this task if for no other reason than to honor their memory and give thanks for the dedication of Starfleet personnel that endeavored to rescue my own doomed craft recently. As you are my chain of command I ask your permission to take this time and series of actions.
I am aware Commander Mandra; that you are exceptional with computer science, and would be of significant value in the creation of the incident simulation. I invite you to join in the effort if your time and willingness permit.
Captain Thiessan, I ask your assistance in obtaining the necessary sensor and log data. As I do not have command authority, it would be difficult to obtain the data without your assistance.
Seral Val S'Nat, LCDR
38'th Fleet, DS13 Sciences