I just noticed something odd, the game is killing your crew before torpedos hit your ship.
I just entered a B'Tran encounter, the nicor ship launched a heavy plama torp, I saw my crew die off immediately... I wasn't even hit yet and the instance just started. A few seconds later my crew drops off again, at the same second another torpedo launches but doesn't hit me..
The Crew in most cases are irrelevant too this point it is pointless really.
They are suppose to help heal your Hull repair but even if you have full crew it does crap sorry to say.The crew of your ship deals with repairing damaged ship systems and hull and at this point it really does not seem to work half the time be cause the repairing is so small that they are really irrelevant to the game it self.Hell they do not even fight off the boarding party's from what i see like there suppose to.