So a modder, would not be able to help with is problem?
Not really, no; but a "hacker" with strong binary forensic skills and "crack making" skills would. Binary patch ~= "crack".
Modding this game is more or less limited to editing tab-delimited text files, with occasional picture addition possibility in places (for example sky). Technically modders could add models too (in which format, exactly?), but I haven't seen a single mod like that.
Do the game developer know about the problem with the crew modules?