Captain, I need your help uncovering the truth about the company's missing freight. Are we looking at embezzlement? Are our captains intentionally "losing" their ships in order to profit from smuggling? Or is there some truth to this business about wreckers luring ships onto the reefs and looting the cargo?
I have learned a pair of shopkeepers, one Eric Bickers and his partner Ross Dawking, may know something, but their shop was closed when I paid them a call. Captain, I'd be much obliged if you would visit that shop and see if you can get to the bottom of this wrecker business. Can I count on you discretion?
Excellent. I've become too well known as a "company man," despite my long residence in this town and good rapport with the locals. I hope that your reputation as someone who can get things done -- and someone who has allies among pirate and politico alike -- will be enough to loosen their lips.
All you need to do here is head over to the shop and speak to Eric Bickers, who in turn will refer you to nearby Ross Dawking. They'll tell you what you need to know so that you can return to McCreedy for your next assignment.
You must have at least Indifferent standing with the British East India Company.