The Sanction was an Ornaran freighter that was used to transport goods between the worlds of Ornara and Brekka, in the Delos star system. For 200 years, freighters were critical to both planets due to the medicine traded between them.
From 2357 to 2364, the starship was commanded by T'Jon, Under his command, the Sanction completed twenty-six trips, with its primary mission being to transport the cargo of felicium from Brekka to Ornara.
In 2364, on approach to Brekka, the Sanction lost power to its engineering systems when the electromagnetic coil misaligned. Being unable to maintain orbit nor being able to use its main thrusters, the freighter found itself in a decaying orbit above the planet. A distress signal was transmitted, which was received by the Federation starship USS Enterprise-D. Unable to save the ship, the Enterprise crew beamed aboard some of the freighter's cargo of felicium, and four of its six passengers and crew, including T'Jon, Sobi, Romas and Langor. The Sanction disintegrated in the atmosphere of Brekka. (TNG: "Symbiosis")