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.
Hammersley battles through a fierce storm, which causes a power outage and a near breach of the boat. Following the storm, there is much talk of ghost ships, mostly due to Chefo. When Spider thinks he has spotted a ghost ship, Hammersley discovers that it is, in fact, an abandoned catamaran. The crew board it and leave ET and Spider to accompany it to base, thinking that the owner had been washed overboard in the storm. Upon consultation of the man’s wife, the crew and NavCom conclude the man has committed suicide and discontinue their search. The CO doubts this, however, and keeps searching. When Hammersley finally finds the man, he is freezing and floating in the water, but still alive. A relieved NavCom break the good news to his wife that he has been found alive and well. However, when Hammersley receives a photograph of the missing man, Rory Kinsella, the photograph is not of the man they found and brought aboard, instead it is revealed that the man aboard Hammersley is in fact Kinsella’s best mate, Steve Jackson, and that Steve murdered Kinsella when he heard that Kinsella was going to leave his wife.
Guest actors: Paul Gleeson, Liz Buchaanan, Ben Wood.
Sea Patrol Series
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You can find a full index of Sea Patrol Series 01 here.
Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 19 July 2007.
- Running Time: 42 minutes.
- Rating: 12+.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.