Mary Fulton and her father are trying to save their failing family tugboat business. Captained by Kevin Patrick, The Bowery Queen, their ageing tugboat, is towing a barge to Nova Scotia. There they lose the barge contract, but hear of an abandoned freighter adrift in the high seas. They sail towards the vessel in a desperate hope of salvaging it. But unknown to Kevin, Mary, and her crew, the freighter is not completely deserted--aboard is a psychopathic German fugitive and his deadly cargo. With a setting of turbulent Atlantic tides, this sea-faring odyssey is a thrilling portrayal of man's fight for survival and supremacy over love and death.