The St. Peter was a missionary vessel whose mission was to spread the Word of God throughout the galaxy. Over 4 years after distress signals from PCW9512 ceased abruptly, passed near the planet. Under Intersystem Law, it was the crew's "sad duty" as the nearest manned to craft to investigate. "With deep regret," they confirmed that their probes revealed no sign of life on its landmass and could not determine if the disaster that claimed the Nova Maru and its crew was of human or "divine" origin. Afterwards, they resumed their mission.