The crew of the Greek cargo ship Corfu Princess is in serious difficulties. The captain is unable to contact the owner of the ship in Athens. He is running out of money and they are all stuck in the port in Santos. Earlier, while still anchored at the entrance to the port waiting for authorization to moor, the ship is attacked by heavily armed thieves. They have come for valuable cargo in one of the containers. While some of the thieves load the stolen merchandise into their speedboats, some of the others go into the captain’s cabin and steal the passports of all the foreign sailors. Greek captain Joannis seeks the help of Mamar Maritime Agency where Macedo works. With his help they try to get in touch with the ship owner in Greece as well as recuperate the stolen goods. Meanwhile, Alan and Ernesto, Filipino sailors, wander through the port area looking for a phone and then using their last few dollars to talk to their families at home in the Philippines. During their wanderings they meet some local whores and strike up a friendship with Vivi, able to take their minds off their predicament for a couple hours. On board, first mate Jeremy finds Nhunga, a half dead African stowaway. Despite his obligation to hand him over to the police, Jeremy mercifully lets him escape. Customs agent Macedo, who is on familiar terms with all the scam artists and thieves in the port area begins negotiations to recuperate the stolen cargo and passports. With the Maritime Agency’s motorboat, the captain goes with him to the thieves hideout to retrieve the stolen cargo. In the end, the crew find themselves in a difficult predicament: the ship and its crew has been abandoned by its Greek owner. The officers have the money to fly back home, which they do, leaving the crew to fend for themselves.