The passengers boarding the Orion Venturer have no idea that the sturdy-looking ferry that is to take them on the twenty-four-hour voyage across the North Sea is a disaster waiting to happen.
In her hasty conversion from her previous role as a casino ship, safety regulations have been met — in theory — but many vital corners have been cut. Worse, her multinational crew has been put together even more quickly. Many have no experience at sea and little knowledge of English. Few know the ship well enough to be of any use in an emergency.
All it would take is one act of folly to initiate a tragedy too terrible to imagine ...
- Publication Date:
- 26 / 11 / 1999