In 2369, Ty Kajada used the ship to transport a prisoner, Rao Vantika. During the trip, Vantika started a fire on the ship that exploded its central power linkage and started leaking energy. As a result, the ship's pilot was killed, and its aft structural integrity field and life support began failing. The on-board automatic fire suppression went off-line, causing a fire to break out. A distress call was sent and answered by the runabout USS Rio Grande, carrying Major Kira Nerys and Doctor Julian Bashir. They rescued Kajada, retrieved the body of the prisoner and had the ship towed to Deep Space 9.