What are the mechanics of putting a ship into a ship maintenance bay of (orca/carrier) under fire?
Specifically, I had a lowsec legion engage me (http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=13622455) who had an orca at the ingate and tried to put his legion into the orca when in half armor. The legion exploded when he did and given the fact that he expressed his surprise over this happening in local as well as me seeing more of his corpmates doing the same later this evening, I guess he was in the situation before.
a) When the orca stole the loot from the legions wreck, it became a valid target and I could have agressed it without getting a GCC and taking sentry fire, right?
b) However the orca would not be aggressed and could simply have jumped through the gate it was at?
c) If I had another pilot of my corp on the other side of the gate (highsec), could that pilot engage the orca without getting concordokkened?
I was unsure of the mechanics at that time and let the orca go since I would not have been able to tank the sentry guns.
PS: Highsec aggro mechanics are scary and complicated. I already miss the simplicity of nullsec.