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.
Swain has been given time off to attend the birth of his first child, that is, until his replacement gets the flu, and Hammersley is tasked with rescuing a teenage couple who appear to have run out of petrol.
Meanwhile, Mike gets a DVD delivered by courier with information that a boatload of tourists will be killed within 24 hours as part of a bizarre terrorist publicity stunt, and the race is on to find the tourist boat and stop the attack before it is too late. They manage to track down the boat and discover the tourists are all fine, just a little hot and bothered from a long walk to a local attraction. It is then that Kate makes the connection that the poison is in the water the tourists were to be given, and this is the same bottled water that she has seen previously aboard Pacific Mariner.
The girlfriend of the rescued teenage couple is heavily pregnant and goes into labour on the boat, and it is discovered that the boyfriend has escaped prison to be with her for the birth. They had stolen the boat, and were trying to runaway to Bali. Swain finds himself having to help the girl give birth on Hammersley, knowing he is unable to get home to be at the bedside for the birth of his own child.
Guest actors: Lindsay Farris, Erica Lovell, Sam Sith, Rebecca Barrett, Daisy Betts, Michael Beattie, Craig Coventry, Veronica Sywak, Paul Lyons, Kathryn Perry.
Sea Patrol Series
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You can find a full index of Sea Patrol Series 01 here.
Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 27 September 2007.
- Running Time: 42 minutes.
- Rating: 12+.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.