Sixty three passengers, officers and crew members of the were marooned off West Africa's Skeleton Coast, a deadly stretch of sand extending 500 miles to Wavis Bay, after torpedoes hit them. Radio messages alerted Wavis Bay. Afraid the ship might break up, the captain sent his passengers ashore by lifeboat, remaining with some of the crew aboard ship. Before final rescue by motor convoy the beach party almost perished. For devotees of danger tales.