Failed attempt by owners to salvage windjammer, the Hertzagon Cecillie stranded on rocks.
Full title reads: "Tugs hail in vain at stranded windjammer".
Off Devon coast.
Windjammer (tall ship with 3 masts), the Herzogin Cecilie, has been grounded on rocks for 2 months. Her owners decide to try to salvage her using tugboats. Various shots of salvage attempts, a group of fishermen sit on rocks watching. M/S of sea water washing over deck of vessel.
On board crew of windjammer play their part in salvaging ship. Work is led by ship's skipper's (Captain Ericson) wife. Various shots of barefooted woman (Mrs Ericson) clambering about deck, climbing rigging and tying ropes. C/U of Mrs. E. L/S of windjammer - the rescue attempt has been unsuccessful.
Note: Captain's name could also be spelt - Erikson.