Mediterranean Sea, June 2004: the crew of the Cap Anamur encounters a boat with 37 refugees in distress. They bring them to the closest harbor in Sicily. As a result, the captain of the ship, the chief officer and the head of aid organization Komitee Cap Anamur are are arrested, and the refugees are deported immediately. Captain Stefan Schmidt tells the story. Various Super 8 images from his years at sea, newspaper articles, pictures and documents of the case paint a fragmentary reflection of the events and the border in the Mediterranean. A reflection from a distance.