This freighter, commanded by Kasidy Yates, was accosted by Klingons patrolling Cardassia's border, prior to Klingon's invasion of the Cardassian homeworld. An hour out of DS9, its distress call was jammed after just getting through.
The older-model ship features consoles from a century ago, and has a boxy bridge. Now under Bajoran registry, the Xhosa's crew includes a Bolian male engineer, Brathaw, and human and Markalian crewmen.
The Xhosa's cargo hold is capable of radiating its contents with a baryon sweep .