A squad of Moonwalkers and Space Invaders ships have attacked and looted 33333’s fully loaded cargo ship.
The attack happened in US Sparrow and the reason was stated as retribution for harassment by 33333 of mining operations in the pits. Estimates of the cargo looted have been agreed by both sides to be around 3000s0 metal 1000s0 explosives, 400 auto turrets, 350 burst turrets, 20 balls and 10 handheld pushers. A huge cargo by any standard, this may be the most valuable civilian ship looted so far.
The attacking force included ships Big Belly, Hunterboi, Goodboi, Dedicated Farmer, Container Ship, Mini Space Invaders and Seacoral. The ships HIT, Pirates Flag and STIG Immortal fought with the attacking force during the engagement. Needless to say, many independent scavengers were drawn to the wreckage as the battle proceeded.
33333’s cargo ship before and after it was pillaged.
33333 appeared to take the loss calmly and did not show a high level of hostility afterwards. It seems less likely that this battle, despite the value of the losses involved, will lead to a major feud of the kind seen during the Space Invaders – USS Alliance invasion.
Many thanks to Timmy for contributing information to this article, which has been independently verified by drednews.