Ben and his Labrador, Ned, castaways of the Flying Dutchman, are cursed by an angel to roam the earth and sail the seas for all eternity, never stopping in one place and never growing a single day older.
Now adrift in the Mediterranean Sea, the boy and his dog fall into the clutches of the brutal Slave Lord, Al Misurata. And so begins a daring and dangerous adventure that takes them from the Libyan coast to the Italian border in their quest to escape the curse of Captain Vanderdecken and his ghostly crew . . .