In 2151, her ship was disabled and caught in the gravitational pull of a class 9 gas giant when the crew became ill from a toxin within the Xarantine ale they stole as spoils of war. Bu'kaH, however, had not been rendered unconscious because she hid in a low-temperature environment, slowing the effects of the toxin.
When Enterprise discovered the Somraw, Captain Archer sent a boarding party to offer assistance. Bu'kah stole their shuttle and attempted to escape, but Enterprise caught hold of the shuttle with its grappling hooks and then took her to its sickbay before she could get far.
At first Bu'kaH refused to cooperate in the attempts to save the ship, thinking that Enterprise intended to steal the ship's secrets. After being informed that her crew was dying without the honor of dying in battle, she helped Archer rescue the rest of the crew and salvage the ship. (ENT: "Sleeping Dogs")