You didn’t hear the news from us for a long time, it is not good. 
For now we are working on 0.69, it will bring a new important feature, Artificial Intelligence for ships. 

AI will control hostile ships, peaceful trade ships and also it will be available as assistant for player. Besides we plan to implement RTS elements, so players be able to control several ships by clicking with mouse. 

The ships on these animations did not controlled manually, they are just flying to selected target automatically: 



It is already not a bad result, despite the fact that it need improvements, we plan to make an update with the current AI and improve it later.