Sea Patrol (2010): S04E07 – Shoes of the Fisherman


The fourth season of the Australian drama Sea Patrol began airing as Sea Patrol 4: The Right Stuff on 15 April 2010. Most regular cast members have returned.


During a routine patrol in the Arafura Sea, the Hammersley comes across an old foe of theirs, Hannibal. On boarding, RO comes into contact with Hannible’s rabid dog and is bitten. Anxiety over the dog attack and possible rabies infection, exacerbated by the crew’s teasing over hypochondria, prompt him to seek sleeping pills from Swain. But an overdose on the pills causes RO to sleepwalk overboard unnoticed in the middle of the night. In the morning, 2Dads find a letter from RO to Bomber apologising for the confusion over the perceived relationship, and believes it to be a possible suicide note.

Much to the relief of the RO a fishing boat comes to his rescue early in the morning, but he is less than pleased to discover he has been recovered by Hannibal and becomes an unwilling member of the fishing crew.

Relief comes when a NAVY patrol boat boards the FFV, but they mistake RO for one of the fisherman and treat him accordingly. RO manages to convince them of his real identity and he is returned to his crew mates on Hammersley who are very relieved to see him and very apologetic about teasing him. The ordeal has given RO a new respect for the fisherman and what they have to go through to get by.

Sea Patrol Series

You can find a full index and overview of Sea Patrol here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 27 May 2010.
  • Running Time: 42 minutes.
  • Rating: 12+.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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