Upon the discovery initial boarding of the Cleponji hulk, Jean-Luc Picard, Data and Worf played the captain's final message. Data and William T. Riker would later return to the ship to retrieve the rest of the ship's logs to help determine the ship's fate, a fate now being shared with the USS Enterprise-D. (TNG: "Booby Trap")
Ship in distress.
- "...we have been stripped of all propulsion, and our weapons are useless. We can not move -- and we can not fight. The ship is being lashed with lethal radiation from the aceton assimilators concealed in the rubble surrounding...."
Captain's final message.
- "I am Galek Sar, Captain of the Promellian cruiser, Cleponji. I wish anyone who finds this record to know my crew has behaved courageously. I want it recorded for all time that I, alone, am responsible for the fate that befell us. I have failed -- as a captain. And as the man responsible for all the souls aboard my ship."