They used to transport people, before the mechanics were added to deliberately indefinitely trap characters, and for characters to be dropped. Policy is now to allow players to drop, so they cannot be prevented from playing the game.
Basically, dropping your character means your character dies and you get to make a new one after 1 week. Technically, your character is turned into an NPC but it works the same way as dying otherwise.
To drop your character, you just have to ask in the "Question for admin" forum I believe. There's no official method, but if I was going to drop my character that's how I'd do it.
Don't give up hope for your current character though. Try messaging your faction asking for them to pick you up. If they don't, at least try and get your location and I can pick you up. If you're not in a faction, I don't think there's much else you can do.
I was recently stuck on a planet and unable to move (unconious) I was there for at least 2 weeks. I went onto the help IRC channel and asked for help. They moved me and gave me some HP so I could move. Maybe they could do that for you, seeing your stuck and how long you have been stuck for.
oh, i figured it would be considered as him making it over to me, then me making it over to someone else that happens to be him. Since I am not Xand, i figured it wouldn't violate the IC/OOC separation.
You could always give someone your items you didn't want to lose (like your YT-1300 or a rare droid) then buy it back when you respawn. At least then you would not have to work so hard just to get back a ship you probally will never see again (say if you had a N1-Starfighter or something like that).
Chances are that what is described in the last two posts will still get you banned. You should not, knowingly, acquire an asset held by any previous character. If you buy a YT-1300, and by chance it's one you used to own, you're probably going to be okay. If you give it to someone, and go straight to them as soon as you have the credits after respawn, and buy your YT-1300, expect to be caught and strung up.