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This is a Random Event. Occurs in:

  1. Engi Controlled Sector
  2. Engi Homeworlds
  3. Zoltan Controlled Sector
  4. Zoltan Homeworlds
  5. Mantis Controlled Sector
  6. Mantis Homeworlds
  7. Pirate Controlled Sector
  8. Pirate Homeworlds
  9. Rebel Controlled Sector
  10. Rebel Stronghold
  11. Rock Controlled Sector
  12. Rock Homeworlds
    at a distress beacon

You arrive at the distress beacon and find a civilian trader. Their ship is undamaged; they were simply careless and did not restock enough oxygen for their journey. It is unclear if they can make it to a settlement before they all suffocate.

  • Dock and flood their ship with oxygen.
    • The crew of the cargo ship is glad to breathe some clean air. "Thank you, Captain. I can't believe we got ourselves into this. Let's hope we make it to a settlement quick." They offer a small compensation.
      • You receive a low amount of scrap.
    • The airlocks open and few individuals pour into your hold, gasping for air. Their life-support situation seems to be worse than you expected. Your ear terminal beeps: "Captain, we detect small arms in the hold. These chumps are armed." You security officer raises a blaster. The situation escalates surprisingly quick. However, their small ship will make for some salvage.
      • You are attacked by 2-4 boarders and you receive a low amount of scrap.
    • The crew of the cargo ship is glad to breathe some clean air. "Thank you, Captain; but this might not be enough. We will jump on now. Let's hope we can repay you one day." They detach from your ship.
  • (Improved Life Support) Refill their tanks.
    • Your advanced life support re-pressurizes their tanks with pure O2. The traders will be fine and can even complete their cargo run. Out of gratefulness, they offer a reward.
      • You receive a low amount of scrap and resources.
  • (Adaptive Gel Suits) You can spare one or two of your environmental suits.
    • "Thanks. These might save us in case we run out completely." They agree to pay a decent price for the devices.
      • You receive a low amount of scrap.
  • (Compressed Nebula Gas) Give them a few canisters from your gas shipment.
    • You can't help but grin a little when you hand over a few small tanks of freshly mined O2 to the visibly embarrassed trader crew. They offer some scrap as payment.
      • You receive a medium amount of scrap.
  • Nothing we can do for them.
    • They brought this upon themselves. Let's hope they make it and learn a lesson.
  • This is almost too easy. Seize their cargo!