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.
The crew of Hammersley are enjoying some shore leave, and 2-Dads tries to help the RO by introducing him to one of the local “ladies”. RO is horrified when Danielle turns out to be Danny and is furious with 2-Dads for setting him up. But before he can get back to the ship he overhears a conversation about an attack on the shipment of nuclear waste Hammersley is protecting. Spotted eavesdropping he makes a frantic run for cover with the help of a golf buggy from the local hotel, but when he crashes rather publicly into the water trap on the golf course he is quickly arrested and escorted away by the police.
2-Dads is none to happy when he is forced to give up his winnings from a recent poker match to help pay-off the damage RO has caused and the pair immediately come to blows.
However, when a bomb is discovered on board, RO and 2-Dads must set aside their differences to save Hammersley.
Buffer falls victim to a practical joke, and is none to pleased with Spider.
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 22 June 2009.
- Running Time: 42 minutes.
- Rating: 12+.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.