The Nova Maru was a freighter registered to the Weyland-Yutani Corporation. It was sent to PCW9512, where it was intended to release the Xenomorphs it was carrying on the surface while the crew left in the ship's shuttle. However, Stutz made a mistake, which resulted in the stasis fields failing and the ship crash landing on the planet.

The Xenomorphs escaped the wreckage and began forming a Hive on the planet. This, however, was destroyed when Selkirk, the only survivor at the time, activated the ship's self destruct system.



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