The third season of the Australian drama Sea Patrol premiered as Sea Patrol 3: Red Gold on the Nine Network on 18 May 2009. Principal location filming was, as in past seasons, completed in and around the area of Mission Beach, Queensland. It has an announced budget of A$17 million.
Hammersley gets a new crewmate: Leading Seaman Leo Cosov-Meyer (2-Dads) who has managed to steal a monkey and smuggle it on board. When valuables start to go missing the crew blame 2-Dads for the theft, he tries to protest his innocence all the while knowing the real thief is in fact, the monkey.
The boarding of an FFV reunites 2-Dads with the owner of the monkey who are none to pleased to see him, and take him, Nikki and Charge hostage. 2-Dads manages to free himself and jump overboard but keep hold of the rigging is able to get back aboard the FFV and assist with he rescue of Charge and Nikki. Quite pleased with himself, and expecting to be praised for his heroics he is disappointed when the NAV sees through his plan and tells him straight that she know he only did it to save face. 2-Dads realises he has a few bridges to build to earn the respect of his shipmates, and things have so far not started well.
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 25 May 2009.
- Running Time: 42 minutes.
- Rating: 12+.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.