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 some Xarantine ale they stole as spoils of war. Bu'kaH, however, wasn't rendered unconscious because she hid in the low-temperature environment of a refrigeration unit aboard the ship, slowing the effects of the toxin.
When Enterprise NX-01 discovered the Somraw, Captain Archer sent a boarding party to offer assistance. Bu'kaH stole their shuttlepod and attempted to escape, but Enterprise caught hold of the shuttlepod 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 being killed in battle, she helped Archer rescue the rest of the crew and salvage the ship. (ENT: "Sleeping Dogs")