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 set a sting for the oil thieves, but they manage to slip the net and get away. The trail has led them to meet up again with Campbell Fulton, but this time, he is determined to escape almost killing the XO and Spider in the process.
When they finally catch up with him again, it is now Fulton who needs help as his employers, worried that he will talk, have tried to have him killed and used the same MO they used on ET. Secured on Hammersley, Nikki manages to finally make Fulton tell her the truth about ET, the oil smuggling, and who is behind it all.
With good information, the crew goes ashore to a local prawn farm which has been converted into a pumping station for the oil, where they find Simone Robsenn and Matt Robsenn running the whole operation, and they don’t care who gets hurt so long as they get rich.
Forced to move before the police can arrive, the crew find themselves a stand-off with the Robsenns which ends in tragedy for one of them.
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 27 July 2009.
- Running Time: 42 minutes.
- Rating: 12+.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.