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Sometime prior to 2156, the Federation started mining operations in the sector. In 2156, a fleet of Romulan warships attacked the NX Columbia while it was escorting a convoy of mining vessels. The Romulans were able to plant a Trojan virus into the Columbia's computer systems, took control of the ship, and used it to destroy the convoy. The Columbia was able to later escape by detonating a photonic torpedo and making a warp jump to make it look as though the ship self-destructed.