Sea Patrol (2007): S01E02 – What Lies Beneath


The first season of the Australian drama series Sea Patrol premiered on the Nine Network on 05 July 2007. The 13-episode season concluded 04 October 2007. Set aboard HMAS Hammersley, an old Royal Australian Navy (RAN) patrol boat, the series follows the ship’s company as they investigate the deaths of several people, who are linked by a web of intrigue.


While transporting AFP officers Greg Murphy and Alicia Turnbull to Bright Island, Hammersley encounters a sophisticated buoy. Thinking that the buoy is being used for drug trafficking, the crew leave it and plan a stakeout. The crew spot a boat approaching the buoy, but when it quickly turns away they think their cover has been compromised, so they make plans to find out what the buoy is attached to. When Swain and ET dive down to collect the buoy, they realise it is a bomb which explodes, almost killing them. Realizing that the explosion was remotely detonated, they make plan to pursue the suspects by following their last known course. On tracking down the boat they find two young men on board, who are middlemen in a drug smuggling operation. When one man discloses the location of a second buoy, Hammersley heads for it, hoping to get there before it too explodes. The XO tricks the one of the men into identifying the drug bosses, and the crew hands the case over to the federal police. Sub-stories: The Nav is beginning to realise that she has growing affection for ET having nearly watched him being blown up. Kate becomes jealous of the CO’s relationship with the marine biologist, Ursula Morelle, and is suspicious something more is going on. Swain is concerned when he hears his wife may be showing signs of pre-eclampsia.

Guest actors: Matthew Le Nevez, Rick Donald, Mark Franks.

Sea Patrol Series

You can find a full index and overview of Sea Patrol here.

You can find a full index of Sea Patrol Series 01 here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 12 July 2007.
  • Running Time: 42 minutes.
  • Rating: 12+.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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