On the 6th day of March, 1987, the ferry Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes off Zeebrugge, Belgium.
Eight passengers are either not on the manifest, or not travelling under their own names.:
Derek and Caroline – Derek needs to provide an alibi for his brother, who is up on a murder charge.
Two members of the DEVRIX family, wealthy hoteliers.
Two Dutch girls who are in trouble and need to get out of Belgium – fast.
Two young German men who are being paid to deliver a ‘package’ to London.
Those who survive the disaster find their lives irrevocably changed.