Isn't that BP?
Like for instance the GTD Orestes...But no ship exists with that name in the GTA's Database.Orestes, heh.
I needed a name thats not used in official FS canon ie in retail FS1, ST and FS2. AND i took the name from an EA ship class from the B5 universe; The Orestes Monitor...
Okay lets say the GTD *blank* is called the GTD Orestes in ST:R
When you encounter the Orestes in mission 3, it had the orders and codes showing that they have the authority to pick up the Einstein's escape pods. However, there is no ship registered with the GTA as the GTD Orestes. So the ship vanishes along with the survivers it picked up.
You know the old "prisoner transfer to a disappearing transport" conspiracy gimmick.