FROM: Commander, Starfleet Intelligence
TO: ADM C. Sprint, VADM C. Zekell
SUBJ: OPERATION MERCURY RUN
At approximately 2200hrs station common time, communications control detected the following transmission being relayed through the Caspian Wormhole. Per regulations, the badly damaged transmission was filtered and adjusted through the apropriate filters to discern it's authenticity. I can now confirm that this transmission is authentic.
"MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY
THIS IS THE USS SENTINEL
(NOVEMBER, CHAR-LEE, CHAR-LEE - 93365-ALPHA)
USS SENTINEL, (NOVEMBER, CHAR-LEE, CHAR-LEE - 93365-ALPHA)
ENGINES ARE OFF LIFE, AUXILLARY POWER FAILING, ALL WEAPONS AND SHIELDS OFF LINE
IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE REQUIRED
975 PERSONEL ONBOARD. POSSIBLE HOSTILE FORCES INCOMING.
Admiral, it's clear from this transmission that the U.S.S. Sentinal, under the command of RADM Grifter "Bishop" Treysik is not, as was believed, lost with all hands.
At this point, I must request permission to requesition a vessel to investigate the sudden possible return of the U.S.S. Sentinal.
I await your response.
Captain Mark Shranz
Head of Starfleet Intelligence