MacWhirr 선장의 배가 남중국해 가장 최악의 폭풍우의 중심부로 들어가게 되는데 과연 선장의 배는 무사히 태풍을 피해갈 수 있을까
'There's some bad weather out there, 'Captain MacWhirr said to himself just before he sailed his ship, the Nan-Shan, into the middle of the most terrible storm in the South China Sea.
The typhoon brings out the best in some men on the ship, and the worst in others. Can MacWhirr bring the ship through the storm safely?
And what will happen to all the poor Chinese workers travelling home down in the ship's hold?