Some enterprising traders had already sent vessels across the Atlantic to deal directly in the Americas - although this was still technically forbidden.
I'm sending vessels to destroy them!
The barbarians must be desperate to be sending expensive vessels like that to be fired.
They might well send vessels here if you linger.
If you believe the Danteri present that much of a threat, then why not simply send Romulan vessels?
Accordingly, they organized a rescue mission and sent several large vessels to the close vicinity of Luna and Minerva.
The extreme level of violence surrounding the ship would have sent lesser vessels scurrying for cover and given their captains sweaty palms.
By 1614 the Dutch were sending vessels to secure large economic returns from fur trading.
"But I would note that the Hamorians send long-haul vessels across the Eastern Ocean, and their traders do well without warships."
France also sends naval vessels to the Gulf.