!!!Sorry if this information exists I couldn't find it!!!
Before I ran ahead and submited a bug about this Last few days I've noticed a white box with a red x along with the image of ships on the map. Being less then computer savvy I not sure if that means I have to update something or if it bug that has developed in the game.
Could be browser related, but if you submit it as a bug they can check it out. Make sure you put your browser (including version) on the report. E.g. Go to "Help" then "About Internet Explorer" (or whatever you use) and it'll give you the full version number.
You might already have known that, but you said you weren't 'puter savvy. ;)
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