After a decade or two of sporadic voyages around Sowlomani subsector, the Pigs established the Interstellar Snout Service, based at Pequenino, where the fledgling Navy is now headquartered as well. Pequenino was chosen due to its rich resources and its central location, though government operations remain headquartered at Sty.
The standard workhorse vessel of the ISS is the 400ton Snout Surveyor, of which the ISS Swinetrek is a standard example.
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400tn standard Snout SurveyorTL: 14
Crew: 5 (plus 15 in low berths)Cargo: 20tn
One Cutter with two Modules
Tonnage: 400 tons standard, 5600 cubic meters
Passenger Capacity: 5
Performance: Jump 3, 2G, Power Plant 3, Agility 2
Electronics: Model/5 comp.
Hardpoints: 4, 1 rindcaster standard
Craft: One modular cutter with passenger/cargo module and fuel skim module installed.
Fuel Treatment: Acquisition by Cutter, on board purification plant.
Cost: MCr 264.229
Construction Time: 18 months
The Swinetrek carries a crew of 5, including:
Captain Link Hogthrob
First Mate Piggy
and Science Officer Dr Julius Strangepork
15 Hogfodder marines are also kept in low passage suspension until needed for ground operations.
Note: Rindcasters are a defensive weapon which deploy a field of semi-organic debris that provide defensive properties identical to the standard Traveller sandcaster defensive system.