Episode 2: Starting Out

Wednesday, March 25 at 8.00pm on SBS

Fishermen fear nothing more than the power of the sea, especially during a Force 10 winter storm and Jimmy Buchan, skipper of the prawn trawler Amity, is no exception. He has just hours to decide whether to run through the storm to their home port 100 Miles away or try and ride out the storm and hope for the best. Fruitful Bough, another prawn boat, is also wondering what to do – should they face the mountainous seas and gale force winds or lose vital fishing time by taking shelter in the Shetland Islands? Away from the storm, the whitefish boat Ocean Venture isn’t catching any valuable haddock. All they’re hauling up is cut-price coley and skipper John Buchan is in danger of losing the confidence of his crew. To regain their trust he must make some very tough choices.

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