New Command scenario: Coral Magpie

January 3, 2014 · Posted in Command 

Database – DB3000
Author – Mark Gellis


This scenario assumes that, as global fish stocks decline, some nations become increasingly aggressive about fishing in the Exclusive Economic Zones of other nations. 

Author’s Note: "Capturing" ships in Command can be accomplished by teleporting them after they receive a certain amount of damage.  However, this requires the attacker to be careful not to inflict too much damage on a targeted vessel too quickly. 


ATTN: Commanding Officer, Shoup

You are instructed to initiate OPERATION CORAL MAGPIE.


The island nation of Palau has requested our assistance in patrolling their Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).  In recent months, Russian vessels have been spotted in and escorted out of areas declared marine biodiversity preserves by the government of Palau.  However, Palau lacks the resources to properly enforce its EEZ and has called on us to assist them.


The Russians have a fishing fleet in the area.  At least one Russian destroyer has been spotted opearting in their vicintity.  Other Russian military vessels may also be nearby. 


Your flotilla consists of the Shoup and the Vandergrift.  UAVs at Babelthuap are available to assist you.


A Marine Exclusion Zone has been marked on your tactical map.  The government of Palau has declared this zone a maritime resource preserve and has banned fishing in this area.  Your mission is to patrol this zone and seize any vessels operating illegally in the zone. 


Russia has been warned repeatedly about not violating the EEZ of Palau, and has repeatedly chosen to ignore these warnings.

If you encounter Russian fishing boats in the Exclusion Zone and they do not surrender to you, you may fire on them and inflict light damage.  Continue to fire on them until they surrender.  You should not try to simply sink the fishing boats; we are law enforcers, not murderers; the goal is to get these vessels to surrender.  Do not employ anti-ship missiles or torpedoes against them.    

Do not initiate hostilities with Russian military vessels.  However, keep a close eye on any Russian naval vessels in your area of operation.  As global fishing stocks have declined, Russia, along with many other nations, has become increasingly aggressive in protecting its fishing industry.  You are free to return fire if any Russian vessels fire on your forces.   


Command: Shoup

Signal: EMCON State C (Unrestricted Emissions)

Good luck.


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