Machina Station

Excerpts of the Security Office Logs on Machina Station, a transshipment platform orbiting the L3 point in the Marten System.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Security Entry #42508 – 2nd Shift Handover Report

2302 – 16.02.2308

Shipping Log:
Ships Arriving:

1503 – SS Java – Slip B-5
– Transshipment – Referred to Customs Duty Officer

1540 – SS Achielies – Slip B-1
– Transshipment – Referred to CDO

1628 – SS Graceland – Slip C-1
– Transshipment – Referred to CDO

1721 – FIF Alpha87 – Slip C-4
– Transshipment – Referred to CDO

1800 – FIF Alpha82 – Slip C-5
– Transshipment – Referred to CDO

1849 – SS BSS-3002 – Slip C-7
– Refuel and Resupply – Referred to CDO

1933 – SS Fortune’s Fare – Slip A-7
– Refuel and Resupply – Referred to CDO

2120 – FIF Delta30 – Slip C-3
– Transshipment – Referred to CDO

2209 – SS Averton – Slip B-6
– Transshipment – Referred to CDO

2216 – SS Candid – Slip A-3
– Repair and Refit

Ships Departing:
1530 – SS Batak – Slip A-2
– Shuttle Service: Marten Control

1541 – FIF Sigma71 – Slip C-2
– Private Consignment

1558 – FIF Sigma02 – Slip C-3
– Private Consignment

Officer of the Watch Report:
Station spaced declared clear of Kirian Minxes at 1515. Shipping quarantine lifted as of 1530.

Due to a shortage of containers available for Kirian Minx storage, animals were segregated by sex and stored 2 per 30 cm^3 container. Cargo bay 02B was also designated for Minx storage to reduce dangerously high storage density in cargo bay 04B. Dock personnel detailed with repackaging and handling duties requested and were granted by the Station Commander Hazard pay for the labor related to the Minxes.

Engineering details assisted by Security Office Personnel began a section by section inspection of all spaces outside the Habitation Ring. By order of the Station Commander, all shipping must submit to a complete hull-side inspection to ensure maintenance of Kirian Minx quarantine. All comments or inquiries on this subject are to be forwarded to the Station Commander’s Office.

By order of the Station Commander, the following directive is being placed in the log, in pursuance of Section 1, paragraph 4 of the Machina Station SSG:

All personnel are reminded of Emergency Declaration 308007B which states that Kirian Minxes are quarantined and declared hazardous animals. It is therefor unlawful for any Kirian Minx to be privately held or retained by any personnel as a pet or other form of property. Likewise, the transport and trade of Kirian Minxes is considered unlawful and offenders will be punished to the fullest extent in accordance with the Marten Unlawful Trade Act of 2297.

(Note to Infirmary personnel: Authorization is formally given to keep Sgt. Penn under sedation and restraint to prevent further activity outside of Infirmary recommendations. The duration of this authorization is to be until Sgt. Penn’s sutures heal enough to not be torn by regular Security Office duty activities such as writing reports)

Lt. Anderson
Secuity Office Officer In Charge
OTW – 2nd Shift – Temp.

posted by Anderson at 9:20 pm  


  1. Surely you jest. No one in their right mind would want a Minx like that for a pet. At least, not after it’s made a meal of their leg.

    Speaking of which, what was Sgt. Penn doing with those Minxes that resulted in injuries that could be reopened by writing reports? Was he trying to arm-wrestle two of them at once? And if by chance he was, did he win?

    Comment by Virm — February 19, 2008 @ 12:24 am

  2. In his citation for bravery:

    ‘Sgt. Penn, seeing the welfare of fellow station residents at risk and without regard to his own well being, collected and held seven live Kirian Minxes without special apparel or other equipment for no less than twelve minutes until his fellows could be found and convinced to retrieve proper equipment and aid Sgt. Penn in containing the aforementioned pests.’

    Though the extent of his wounds is not discussed in the text of the citation, it was noted by some present at the presentation of this citation that the only means possible of identifying Sgt. Penn was the name and rank tab ebroidered on his bandages.

    Comment by A Rogers — February 19, 2008 @ 12:41 am

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