It'd be nice to see a response to this as we are having the same problem on our server. After so many battles and so much loot and ship wreckages in a few sectors, the game crashes. There is obviously a memory issue here whether it is a leak or just simply too much for the server to handle. many of the error messages seem to be centered around saving a sector.
Why are my escort ships running into their target ship and causing damange? Why do all my ships (escorts) spawn so close to their target (after going through a gate or wormhole) that they can not avoid colliding and taking damage? This has been an ongoing issue and is documented over several forums, including this one. Why hasn't it been addressed? Can we please get some collision detection, speed and position checks and/or immunity from and for escorts from collision damage.