Late Sunday evening, a baseliner vessel under retainer to the UNF affialiated corporation Lunar Skies Broadcast Network, was lost, alongside a freelance wayfinder vessel.
The recovered recordings from the wreckages, along with surviving crew testimony show a Gila class vessel closing on, and engaging both the transport, and wayfinder off of a wormhole in the Leremblompes system.
The vessel was transporting one of the Valkyrie pilots recently recovered by the UNF as detailed here.
After a brief struggle, the transport was destroyed, though recovered records show a small number of lifepods were ejected prior to destruction. Most of these life pods were left, and twelve baseliner crew members were recovered, but one lifepod was scooped into the Gila’s cargohold after it destroyed the wayfinder vessel. The stolen lifepod is the one presumed to contain the Valkyrie pilot that the ship was trasporting, as his body was not found amongst the wreckage of the frigate.
At this time, it is assumed that the Gila was able to find both the transport Navitas, and the wayfinder by a low level breach in secure communications, which has since been rectified.
A heavier escort was not provided as the transport was considered a low risk operation with minimal security requirement.
The transponder tag of the Gila class vessel is currently being run across existing registries in hopes of tracking down the culprit in hopes of recovering the Valkyrie pilot.