So my understanding is that a Civilian Freighter was flying around the Klingon Neutral Zone, hit a gravitic mine, and got stranded.
But my question is If the Klingon Neutral Zone is somewhere ships are banned from travelling, what was the Kobayashi Maru doing there in the first place?
The freighter didn't lose power and drift into the the Neutral Zone, it was already in the Neutral Zone when it was stranded. This seems highly suspicious to me, like it was a Klingon trap or a group of Smugglers who got caught.
Is there a canon explanation as to why the Kobayashi Maru was in the Neutral Zone in the first place?