I had a crash while playing yesterday, I was in the ground combat tutorial but I suppose it could have been anywhere. At the moment of the crash I was attacking a Borg shielded radio station with turrets and lots of Borg drones. I did have the situation well at hand until the crash. I logged back in the next day and I was still at the same location, but all the enemies were at full and by the time I was able to sync with the server and begin to move about, my BO was already down and I was halfway through my health bar.
I realize we don't want users disconnect to avoid death or losing a battle, but perhaps an "invulnerability" state could be afforded to people logging in that would last long enough to either get logged in or until first movement/commands were issued.