Sorry to bump a month old thread, but I had the same problem in M11, and if I couldn't remove stranded because the 3.7 pilot files didn't let me continue if I did. I completed the campaign just fine back on 3.6.14(in fact, switching back to the 3.6.14 RC4 still makes the mission run fine, but this isn't a real fix as 3.7 uses the new pilot files), so I thought maybe one of the new features is causing crashes. I fixed it by disabling specular and glow maps(The DEBUG also complained about .pof and ship table mismatches, not sure if this was intended). Then I started crashing on the Vega blockade cutscene(the one before M22), just before the Hertak flagship warped in. Tried switching to MediaVPs 2014 through the mod.ini, but it didn't really help. Not really having the patience to pin-point the problem this time I just disabled EVERYTHING and the cutscene stuttered through to completion.
I remember crashing on M11 on 3.6.18 too though, but I never bothered fixing it since I had completed the campaign already.
I also happen to have an ATI card(an R7970 to be specific), not sure if this problem is ATI-specific though.