I would need a good pic of the scrape on the Protector. That brings up an interesting question. How did Tommy scrape the ship without ripping off the left wing/engine?
The ship doesn't just list, she tilts 40 or so degrees, the side viewing areas jut out considerably from the arms of the station, but they're not very tall. The port wing dips under it and only connects (sliding some paint off the edge) as she finally moves free.
I was watching it about a week ago and noticed.