I beam up to the surface and it puts me inside the nav beacon. I report the bug and to my displeasure no GM shows up so I abort the mission. I go back in and there is no ship to escort. How can I escort a ship with no ship? You can't I had to delete the mission because it refused to give me a ship to escort. Apparently if you kill the enemy and cancel the mission before you escort the ally, you end up in no man's land with no ship to escort and no way to complete the mission.