MSV Icarus destoryed over Botany Bay

Pike Station Log

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At approximately 21:00 hrs standard time on the 13th of April, the M.S.V. Icarus came out of slip stream ahead of it’s scheduled arrival and off course.

Initial attempts at communication were met with silence and it was deemed the Icarus may have been experiencing technical malfunction which would account for it being off course.

The projected path of the Icarus’ flight showed it would strike the surface of the planet over the eastern sea.

The rescue ship Artemis was dispatched and several members of the Beowulf Salvage freighter, Pike Station and Colony facilities were sent to offer aid and to help regain control of the Icarus.

Upon docking with the Icarus it was immediately apparent that the ship had suffered a cataclysmic event. The first team were attacked my an as of yet unidentified biological pack of carnivorous insectoid creatures. After surviving the initial strike it was discovered that the Icarus was experiencing the first stages of a reactor overload.

Several skirmishes with these creatures followed before an engineering team got get to the reactor to discover that the systems were still set for an FTL jump but safety overrides brought the Icarus out of slipstream before a critical mass explosion destroyed the ship.

After the internal sensors were brought online it was discovered that the vessel had no surviving crew so the mission was now focused keeping the vessel from an uncontrolled deorbit.

Captain Jaegen Fenris ordered everyone off the Icarus and overloaded the engine core to self destruct as it entered into slipstream creating a contained explosion in hyperspace protecting the Artemis and planet from fallout and debris.

All victims of attack by this unknown biological have been brought to Pike for treatment and possible quarentine until the full nature of these creatures can be ascertained.

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