Marc DU PONTAVICE (ONE WORLD FILMS), Matthew GLEDHILL (ONE WORLD FILMS)
Peter Barry crashes cargo ships for a living. Then he drinks, to forget. Week after week, he pilots rusty vessels full-steam onto an Indian beach where hundreds of local workers with makeshift ladders and blowtorches turn them into scrap metal. When he learns that the “Ambassador” is to be spared and sent on a voyage to South Africa, Peter sees a chance to pocket the risk money, free his imprisoned friend, Captain Danny O’Brien, and finally return home. Other desperate men sign up - from a resourceful French officer to a mob of brave but inexperienced Indians from the shipping yards. Disguised as an Asian sailor, a young woman slips on board. Together, they use and abuse the lawless status of international waters to steer their decaying freighter through tempests and join a frantic race for the dirty merchandise the commercial world wants to hide. When a brutal storm sweeps the North Sea, the pressure mounts on a mongrel crew that must cooperate or perish.