Ril did say that the Tique Amara crew launched all three escape pods, so apparently they’re still floating around the Gamelon Cluster.

One thing I don’t see in sci-fi very much is people actually worrying about money. So I wanted to show Hamron’s crew picking up a pod to convey the idea that every little bit of potential income helps in their line of work. While they may be notorious pirates and often make off with a big score, that doesn’t mean they’re above cashing in on a relatively small salvage op.