Except, I didn't want to be there, and immediately hit "Warp to Sector." Apparently I wasn't fast enough, because when the Sector Map loaded, I was a floating debris hulk. Strange having to respawn on the Sector Map.
This is very irritating on deep space encounters. I zone slowly so by the time I'm loaded in, my cruiser's hull is at 50% and I've no choice but to warp out as soon as I arrive. Please fix the wandering ships.