The rules state that when cargo slots are damaged you lose cargo in excess of your total ability to carry it.
The question came up in the case of a successful boarding and destruction of one PC by another PC. Do the discarded cards (lost when the cargo slots were hit before boarding) thematically float about to be claimed by the victorious captain? Are they destroyed and can't be claimed as a reward?
Thanks for the fact check.
(we ruled they were destroyed, but I could see it going either way and I couldn't turn up a better answer)
You played it correct. There is nothing in the rules about cargo floating around to be picked up, so then it doesn't.