Due to a heated interaction with a number of items traveling at an appreciable fraction of c, namely high-density kinetic missiles and HEAP shells, the VAG was damaged beyond repair. The aft portion has been sealed with the largest salvageable plates and is being towed behind the Finger.
The damage to VAG caused the interior to vent to space, causing expiration of a large number of antique biomorphs maintained by the populace. No deaths occurred and lack was minimised due to good backup protocol and retrieval of stacks from expired morphs, however this has resulted in a large infomorph presence and a high demand for new morph manufacturing.
The flotilla desperately needs raw mass to facilitate repairs and resleeving, luckily a large cylinder has just been picked up on sensors.