In 2379, the Tsavo assigned by Starfleet to the Tezwa rebuilding effort, where it served as an emergency ambulance vessel for the hospital in Anara-Zel. During deposed Prime Minister Kinchawn's coup d'état, the Tsavo was set to evacuate the hospital, when a Tezwan military officer threw an explosive device into the runabout, destroying it and killing dozens of people in and around the vessel. (TNG novel: A Time to Heal)
- Although the vessel's class wasn't specified, given the series and time period it was likely a Danube-class. Although never mentioned as such in the novel, the USS prefix is also speculation. Since Danube-class runabouts are named after rivers, the ship was probably named after the Tsavo River in Kenya.