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.
While boarding a Foreign Fishing Vessel, Bomber is groped by a fisherman and responds with pepper spray, accidentally hitting RO. Kate tells Bomber that her attitude threatens her chance to be promoted to Leading Seaman. 2Dads convinces Bomber to volunteer for the steaming party for a second FFV so she can demonstrate leadership, and XO places her in command. However, hijinks between 2Dads and Bomber result in XO getting splashed in the face where she has an immediate reaction to the water and trouble breathing. The medical emergency and resulting chaos allows the fishing crew to retake control of their boat putting the XO’s life at greater risk.
Boarding another FFV, Dutchy and Charge discover that the fishermen are using cyanide, and based on the report Bomber was able to send before losing control of the boat, realise that is what the XO was exposed to. At the mothership, the XO is treated by the captain with a drug which appears to help but also makes her high.
The fisherman who groped Bomber is also on the mothership and drags the XO to his cabin where still suffering the effect of the drug she is powerless to fight him off, but Bomber is able to get to her in time and her effects are assist by the FFV captain who is disgusted by the behaviour of his man. In retaliation, the fisherman leads a mutiny, but during the gun fight and the confusion, Bomber is able to radio Hammersley with their position. Whilst Bomber is in the wheelhouse 2Dads is exposed to the cyanide. The Hammersley crew uses an FFV as a trojan horse and are able to board the mothership, rescuing the steaming party. Kate tells Bomber that her quick thinking and level headiness lead to their rescue and she is recommending her for promotion.
Sea Patrol Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 15 July 2010.
- Running Time: 42 minutes.
- Rating: 12+.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.