Robbie Taggart left his home in the Scottish Highlands to sail on the high seas. He later joins the navy, after being rejected by the love of his life. Finding he is not cut out for the disciplines of the military, he resigns and find’s a first mate's job on a freight ship headed to trade goods in China. Trouble arises, when Chinese sea pirates steal the ship’s cargo and fire cannons at it. Through all these adventures, he is surprised to find he must learn to put his life in God's hands and live the plan he has set out for him.