A sunny, perfect day, aboard the old Sea Dog on the Pacific Ocean in Baja California. The characters include Sully and Scoot who are brother and sister.
The conflict is that a massive, deadly waves head for the ship., and while Scoot was in the galley, the wave turned the boat upside down, trapping Scoot.
Scoot found a knife and used it to tap against the ship. Sully heard it and was trying to communicate with her, though she could not understand. He kept telling her to try the skylight, but she could not hear what he was saying.
Scoot subconsciously heard Sully telling her to try the skylight, so she did. She kept diving and diving to try to break it open, but she couldn't.
However, on Scoot’s sixth dive, she found a way to brace her feet against the ceiling ribs. She pushed with all her strength and the window opened this time. When she broke free, she and Sully held each other all night.
Sully and Scoot waited awhile, but finally the Red Rooster, a sports boat, approached and went to pick up both Sully and Scoot. Then, the captain, Mark Stevens, picked them both up on the ship and took them to safety.