The rules on page 21 of the 2nd edition rulebook state, under INFLUENCING HEXES:
At the end of the Combat Phase, if you have at least one Ship in a hex that has no population, remove the previous controller’s Influence Disc (returning it to his Influence Track). After this, you may place your own Influence Disc there. Also, if at the end of the Combat Phase your Ship is in a hex without an Influence Disc, you may place a disc there.
I have bolded the pertinent section.
So, after the Combat Phase: Is it the case that any player who has one or more ships in a hex with no Influence Disc can place an Influence Disc there?
We've been playing that you can do so... Since it's RAW - and it also makes thematic sense (because you have ships there to drop off a contingent).
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