A fishing boat goes out to sea to catch fish but it fails. In order to keep their fishing jobs and to make money, the captain decides to smuggle in illegal migrants (Ethnic Koreans living in China, who want to live in South Korea). And amid the chaos, the youngest crewman Dong Shik tries to protect Hong Mae, a female migrant who he falls in love with. But their plan goes awrywhen they meet a tragic accident while transporting the illegal migrants on the ship. ~ Based on a true story.