All COMS: This is Maxim Akihiko Broussad. I am a Level 2 Communications Satellite Continuance Managing Project Officer for JAXA (Japan). Currently, I am onboard the Shinkai Maru 5 Deep Space Explorer. The ship and I have been the victim of an un-planned, un-authorized hyperspace jump with no pre-set exit vector. The assisted jump was illegally executed from Earth orbit by the ship’s LMO, who subsequently abandoned the ship in the only available survival pod. We are without navigational information for these reaches of space and appear to be in a stationary position just outside the event horizon of a supermassive black hole. At present, we are waiting for any communications that may help us define our location in space and set a course toward jump assistance that can return us to Earth orbit. Please advise.

[Communication sent: 03DEC2185 Shinkai Maru 5]

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