The ship doesn't visually show up in the replay, and I've since deleted my log files, but I still have the replay. I don't have a log of the raw input though.
I'll try to upload the game here:
replay-20180120-112939-0500--3021690651-200-130-819468.hlt (4.6 KB)
It doesn't bother my code too much now, as I put some safeguards into preventing the ships from caring too much about the ghost ship.
Edit: What happens in this replay is that the ghost ship appears for the purple bot, and the real ship tries to tag up with it. I'm actually sending a command for that ghost ship, so it heads to that command.