Sea Patrol (2007): S01E05 – Under the Radar


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.


The crew of Hammersley intercept an FFV collecting shark fins. In an effort to find “the mothership”, Hammersley crew interrogate the FFV crew about their bosses, learning that the ship is called Coral Emperor. Before attempting to pursue Coral Emperor, Hammersley has to return to base with the captured FFV and en-route receives a call requesting a pickup on Bright Island from Dr. Ursula Morrell, who has returned to continue her work there.

The CO finds that Charge’s eye injury is affecting his work, and orders him to see the doctor onshore. Charge fears that his injury may cause his career aboard patrol boats to end, and that he may be forced to accept an office job.

The XO suffers a case of the green-eyed monster, suspecting that Dr Morrell and the CO may have developed affections for each other.

Charge receives treatment for his eye, and is relieved to discover he will make a full recovery and quickly returns to the ship. He is happy that his future as chief engineer on Hammersley is assured.

Finally able to go after Coral Emperor, Hammersley encounters a group of eco-militants who illegally disable the other boat. When the eco-militants are fired upon by Coral Emperor’s crew, the crew of Hammersley abandon are forced to abandon their interception of Coral Emperor and rescues the militants, who seem to be very ungrateful for the crew’s help. Once the eco-militants are safe, Hammersley resumes its interception and discovers the attack by the eco-militants was successful, and Coral Emperor is sinking. The CO angered by the eco-militants attack and the threat to life the present, decides to mount a sting to catch them out, and the XO, Buffer, ET and Spider go undercover aboard Coral Emperor to catch the remaining eco-militants when they come back for their crew.

Returning to port following a successful mission, Mike finds that Dr Morrell has moved house and has left no details. Due to this sudden and unexpected move, Mike starts to become more suspicious of the doctor and the events on Bright Island.

Guest actors: Leighton Cardo, Monroe Remiers, Fernarndo Henriques, Valentino Del Toro, Kate Alstergren, Shane Lee, Antonio Soares, Michael Cook, Ben Clements.

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: 02 August 2007.
  • Running Time: 42 minutes.
  • Rating: 12+.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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