In this unusual sea drama, Heston plays a ship salvager who comes upon a seemingly empty vessel one stormy night. He boards the smoldering ship, which apparently had been set on fire before being abandoned. While exploring this ship, dubbed the Mary Deare
, Heston comes upon Cooper, the
only crew member aboard, who demands that Heston leave since the ship is not abandoned. Heston is unable to reboard his tugboat, the Sea Witch
, in the rough water and nearly falls into the sea. Cooper saves him and allows him to remain on board. Heston learns that Cooper intends to drive his ship
straight into some reefs along the English Channel. This angers Heston, wh...