After Voyager detects a Federation probe, the Kazon Nistrim attack. They send a small craft which rams and punctures the hull of the USS Voyager, enabling them to steal one of Voyager's transporter technology modules. Voyager, unable to sustain a stable warp field, cannot pursue. Chakotay, interpreting this as a personal attack, disobeys protocol by taking a shuttle craft without Kathryn_Janeway's permission. He is then captured by the Kazon during his attempt to retrieve the transporter module.