Starpally hello we played a few times together
If your ship greyed out it means it runned out of crew, it happens fast if you take too many strong explosive blast from mine, and the crew DOES NOT regenerate over time, ill give you a few tips to get passed mine fields easily
Option 1 - Outfit a super fast scout frigate <no items just put a better engine be it turn or speed> make it rush mine extremities and move out quickly, if fast enough it will detonate without harming anyone.
Option 2 - use plasma web mod, if you shoot right on top of the mine it will make it explose, but CD is 30sec so it can be long.
Option 3 - Create a super resilient Dreadnough with over 12k armor, and a repair drone, you can just rush to loot and repair yourself with minimal loss of crew if you dont triger more that 5-6 mines
Option 4 - Outfit a Battleship or Dreadnought with 6k+ armor with a warp mod and warp directly on top of loot, you will have to wait CD to get out, but you generally trigger minimum amount of mines doing so.
my recommendation is to use a high engineering dreadnought <Atlantes UKLG or BN are best> outfit them with minimal weapon system, say just fit missiles cause its 360 degree targeting on BN or just 1 cannon per side on the UKLG the ship will be super slow and its purpose will be to tank not dish out dps so its doesnt matter.
- Outfit to 14-17k armor depending on the rest of the outfit by putting armor in the projectiles weapon slots,
add the repair mod,
2 big shield generator <should have 3500 shields total> + 2 small regen
add 10 mines <yes yes 10>
Add either 4 large heavy armor and 2 large heavy armor and personal warp jump <thats where the 14-17k difference comes it>
i recommend the warp version because the ship will be extremely slow, the warp enables you to retreat and save the ship if it gets into a bad spot, now you can just ram your way to the loot and repair your self on the go, the mines are for bosses.
10 mines = 12k damage, which is enough to annihilate <or close enough> any pirate leader. you can just send a scout to find its location put most fleet at safe distance, warp your dreadnought in, spam mine on the boss while your fleet comes closer to finish him if he is not dead yet.
done... you killed a boss<or pirate station> in less than 10 seconds. now you just need to wait 2min CD to get back all the mines and do the same to the next boss.
easy right? lol
with that strategy you can easily finish the whole pirate base + all boss + all loot, it takes about 30min, because your dreadnought is still super slow if you dont have the warp <if you only have 1 Dread>
If you have better fleet formation, like the one that gives 3 dreadnoughts, you can fit a FLEET JUMP and remove 3 mines.
put the 3 dreadnought in close formation, and you can do 3 jumps in a row, have 3 heals, and... 21 mines. the jumps have only 1min CD so your fleet suddenly become the fastest thing possible. with the biggest burst possible
they are so tanky that nothing can kill them fast enough, you can just put 3 repair drones on the dreadnought that is being targeted, repairing him faster than damage he would take,
No other build can make it faster.