That's when I got another transmission 'slip' from Steve. It was a helicopter from a luxury cruise ship, investigating the burning wreckage. I got a sinking feeling, I had no recall on the exocets. Fire and forget has downsides, this appeared to be one of them. No defensive fire came out of the ship, and both exocets raced into the stern, blowing massive rents into the Queen Victoria, a 90,000 or so ton cruise ship. Hugs, to his credit, separated from our group, and lit his burners, and began to make a beeline for the real carrier, going nose hot once he was clear from us. Then the bad news started to flow, with distress calls from the crippled cruise liner, stating they had suffered a tremendous explosion, and were on fire. Hugs plane almost melted from the amount of radar juice the task force was throwing at him. He got a firing solution on the enemy helicopter, staying away from the task force. The converted carrier was now turning away, and the task force was turning hard to rejoin with it. Hugs kept playing that game, keeping the helicopter locked with his massive radar, but not firing. He then proceeded south, at speed, as we circled to the east, staying clear of the task force which was rushing west now. The Queen Victoria continued to broadcast, stating the fire was spreading and they were abandoning ship. Several surface targets were turning to lend assistance, except for Bout's ships, which were leaving to the south east, essentially in the free and clear.