The Beirut pilot boat rescues passengers and crew from the wrecked passenger ship SS Champollion in heavy weather. Filmed from onboard HMS Kenya.
LSs of the SS Champollion lying on its beam ends in a rough sea. The pilot's launch passes the cameraship to go under the lee of the wreck and take off passengers and crew. By the end of the sequence the Champollion has broken its back. The buildings of Beirut are visible in the background.