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 assist a father and his children when their ship has engine trouble. After heading off, a curious Swain learns the father has just kidnapped the children from their mother and plans to flee, so Hammersley chases after them. They pursue the family into a crocodile-infested swamp, where they stumble a badly-mauled fisherman who turns out to be Carl Davies, the missing fisherman from the luxury yacht, and the man who supplied Spider with the contaminated crabs which caused so many of the crew to suffer food poisoning.
Mike and ET manage to find the family and rescue them from crocodiles, and head back to port to save a fading Carl. Unfortunately the father tries to kill himself and the ship is delayed dealing with him. They all manage to get home but Carl dies en-route to the hospital, leaving Mike with more questions to answer: Who has dumped him there, what is his link to Pacific Mariner and how does this all link in to the mystery of Bright Island?
Guest actors: Damien Garvey, Brian Meegan, Djashaya Kanaki, George Druery, Justin Palazzo Orr, Kate Garvin.
Sea Patrol Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 06 September 2007.
- Running Time: 42 minutes.
- Rating: 12+.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.