You cannot cloak your ship while you have targets locked.
You cannot cloak your ship as you are being targeted by someone else.
You cannot warp while you are cloaked.
You cannot target anything while you are cloaked.
You fail to dock because you are cloaked.
You fail to jump because you are cloaked.
With this in mind - perhaps the story should have read:
The pilot of the frigate quickly moved to the ships scanner to check the system for targets.
"Nice" .. he laughed to himself at the thought of what he was about to do. The Omen and Bestower would be easy meat after they had been leached of energy - like taking candy from a baby. All he had to do was engage cloak and move in.
### WARNING - ILLEGAL CLOAK SCENARIO DETECTED - CLOAK ABORTED - CODE 115
"Eh???" Confused, he picked up the 'Sneaky Tech - Cloaker's Hell 1000'
Manual. Thumbing his way to the section covering CODE 115 he quickly translated the error code.CODE 115 - The pilot is wearing blue shoes and, as such, it invalidates cloak capability
"Damn!" The pilot quickly kicked of his blue suede shoes - "they we're a present from my wife!".
He engaged cloak once more -
### WARNING - ILLEGAL CLOAK SCENARIO DETECTED - CLOAK ABORTED - CODE 959
"What now huh?? What now!!"CODE 959 - Cloaking can be engaged only every other Tuesday after a magic coconut Wednesday
etc .. etc .. etc ..