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 is stranded in a deadly minefield after being attacked by heavily armed smugglers, and the NAVY call out one of their mine sweepers to assist with the clear-up. Charge goes to extreme lengths to earn the respect of his estranged son who is now a midshipman on the Mine sweeper.
Buffer gets a lesson in tough love from a sexy training officer, but her lessons are put into practice when one of the mines detonates under the hull of the Mine sweeper and the crew are involved in a sailor’s worst nightmare – fire at sea.
Guest actors: Steve Bisley (as Commander Steve Marshall).
Sea Patrol Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 20 July 2009.
- Running Time: 42 minutes.
- Rating: 12+.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.