History and specificationsEdit
The Malon export vessel was used to transport highly toxic antimatter waste produced by Malon technology. The largest of these vessels were capable of hauling four trillion isotons of waste. These ships usually dump their cargo in unpopulated areas, though dumping and traveling through populated areas is practiced, spewing waist as they travel, making them a menace to any nearby species. In addition to endangering other species, the scows are equally dangerous to the ship's crew, life expectancy can be reduced by half for controllers and common laborers have a 70% chance of death during a six month tour.
In 2375, a Malon export vessel was sabotaged by disgruntled, radiation poisoned, core laborer. Most of the crew perished, and all but one life pod survived. The USS Voyager responded to their distress call and were able to divert the freighter into a star.(VOY episode: "Juggernaut")