For Douglas Brenner Ark II this simple research vessel can become an intrument of fate.
When Moon Knight was investigating he was exposed to a poisonous gas and being kidnapped by five assassins (women) hired by Douglas Brenner.
In the ship's nerve center, computers and instruments that fly the Ark were in constant contact with the weather satellites orbiting the Earth. The equipment orginally was intented to measure the levels of pollutants in the water, and other ecological damage.
They were pumping in Zyklon B, a poisonous gas, aboard ship because Douglas Brenner wanted to eliminate the source of all pollution, man himself.