Bernard “Bernie” Webber (Pine) knows the sea. What scares him is meeting his telephone gal pal, Miriam (Holliday Grainger, Cinderella), face-to-face for the first time. As love blossoms, Miriam soon discovers the toll being in the Coast Guard can take on a man, and his woman. Both of their mettles are tested when a dangerous rescue mission requires Bernie venture out into a treacherous nor’easter. Bernie and his crew of three are the only hope the souls trapped on board a sinking tanker have. In the face of unfathomable odds, the four men go out to sea.