Multiple convoys were hit by raiding pirates along trade lanes between Lunarian and Solarian space earlier today. The increased traffic through the region has resulted in a rise in thievery. LDF and SRN authorities assure citizens that patrols have been increased to deal with the growing threat. Despite this, however, citizens are advised to stick to well-patrolled trade lanes for safety of both self and goods. Citizen are also encouraged to report any suspicious vessels frequenting major trade routes to ensure rapid response from local authorities.
The Grimm Trading Company has been vocal about the lapse in security of commerce paths, stating that LDF maintenance of protected space has been "woefully lacking". Our LDF correspondents probed military officials for a response to these claims. Our contacts report that the LDF is "deploying all available assets" to rectify the situation.