The crew met a woman by the name of Alicia McCoy, who hired them to survey asteroids as they jumped from system to system. Initially agreeing to 40,000 Cr. up front and a 12% cut of the profits, the industrious crew quickly renegotiated up to 15% and a new military-grade sensors array.
The crew looked into several options for refitting their trader to make more money. Eventually, they decided to turn their staterooms and common rooms into a casino, as well as removing their low berths for additional cargo space.
During the fourth refueling stop, Voyager Fleet 5 arrived in the same system to refuel. During these few days of downtime, a Korean gangster named Jinsu Kang raided the Voyager 5 recreation ship, kidnapping several women during the USO show.