Ian,Charla,Will,Lyssa,J.J,and Luke had to go to a recreational program called CNC in Guam because of their pasts.The kids have to work together to run the ship with Captain Casscadden and Mr.Radford.
The crew hits a horrible tropical storm! Everyone goes downstairs except for Captain Casscadden who controls the ship. Then, the ship tips over and Captin Casscadden goes overboard into the rough waves.
After the storm the kids started to repair the boat. They noticed the boat was slowly sinking. They also realized Mr. Radford left them stranded on the ship. The kids tried to stop the boat from sinklng with pumps.
The kids tried to fix the engine, but dropped a towel in the engine as it started. This caused the boat to explode. The kids had to jump ship to stay alive.
Four of the kids found each other after jumping off of the ship. They worked together to try to stay alive on a piece of the ship's kitchen ceiling. After weeks as see they finally hit land.
When the kids got to the island they all had different versions of how they got there because they were not thinking clearly due to the lack food and water. It started to rain and the kids drank as much as they could. This helped them get energy to then search food and shelter.