playing Single player, I have a small mining fleet of 9 ships.
they are small and they mine just fine. after mining a while and empty the sector with only 7.1% in their cargo hold I send them onto the next sector around my base. without docking them or emptying them out.
Once in the new sector, they refuse to work. I can order them to idle in formation. but when i tell them to mine they do nothing, at the most they will re-orientate to look in a seemingly random direction but not move or firing beams.
I have to restart the game to get them to work again.
The mining ships are small. 14x4x7, with 14k of cargo capacity. core is set in the front center. and they are all in my own faction.
core linked to the Salvage computer, salvage computer to the storage and salvage cannons. storage linked to the cargo space Rail docker linked to the cargo container.