Following the crew of the patrol boat HMAS Hammersley, as they patrol the northern sea border of Australia. They have to deal with foreign fishermen poaching fish, smugglers and with political unrest in a neighbouring island state.

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 Chief Petty Officer Andy 'Charge' Thorpe (68 episodes, 2007-2011)
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 Chief Petty Officer Chris 'Swain' Blake (68 episodes, 2007-2011)
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 Lieutenant Kate McGregor (68 episodes, 2007-2011)
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 Able Seaman Robert J. 'RO' Dixon (68 episodes, 2007-2011)
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 Lieutenant Commander Mike Flynn (68 episodes, 2007-2011)
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 Chef Rebecca 'Bomber' Brown (42 episodes, 2008-2010)
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 Leo '2 Dads' Kosov-Meyer (42 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Lieutenant Nikki Caetano (39 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Leading Seaman Josh 'ET' Holiday (39 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Able Seaman Billy 'Spider' Webb (39 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Petty Officer Pete 'Buffer' Tomaszewski (39 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Dylan 'Dutchy' Mulholland (29 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 Jessica 'Gap Girl' Bird (29 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 CMDR Maxine 'Knocker' White (29 episodes, 2010-2011)
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Following the crew of the patrol boat HMAS Hammersley, as they patrol the northern sea border of Australia. They have to deal with foreign fishermen poaching fish, smugglers and with political unrest in a neighbouring island state.

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Two Royal Australian Navy Fremantle class patrol boats were used to portray the fictional HMAS Hammersley. HMAS Wollongong was used for filming in Sydney and HMAS Ipswich was used for filming off Queensland. See more »

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I like the show
23 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Update October 9, 2015 I find myself watching the whole series for the 3rd time. I've thought about what draws me to this show. Is it the music, the fact that it is ship/water based, plots, characters, direction? I've concluded it is a mix of those things and more.

As for plots every episode is weak, but I don't care. This show is quite similar to JAG in that it isn't so much about the story but more about the characters. The plot is just there to give a background for character interaction. Like JAG there are several characters in each episode. But more than JAG, the broader set of characters on Sea Patrol are compacted onto the ship and there is quite a bit more character interaction.

Don't get me wrong. This isn't a serious show, it's not a comedy, but it is quite light hearted and even a bit simple. Characters do come close to death, fall off cliffs, get shot, and more. Unless they are trying to move an actor off the show the characters all survive. To me it's a perfect mix for a show of this genre.

I was in the US Navy and the ocean got into my blood. That has a lot to do with the attraction of this show for me.

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I understand this show ended in 2011. I just stumbled on it on HULU in 2014.

I preface my comments by saying that I was in the U.S. Navy so a show that involves ships is interesting to me. Also I like most TV series that have to do with the good guys vs the bad guys, and the good guys winning.

Sea Patrol is really holding my interest, although I give it 7 stars, not 10. At least 2 of those stars is simply because I'm enjoying it and will continue from where I am, at the middle of season 3, until I binge watch the whole series. I'm sure I'll be sad once I reach the end and watch the last episode. It would suit me just fine if there was another show like it in the future.

The casting was great, acting is fine, story lines are good. The only fault I can find is the direction. The romance adds a lot to the show too. I really like the two ships used and the RHIB boats (I own a jet boat and the RHIBs are jet boats too).

The director could have paid a lot more attention to some of the details which are so obvious it detracts from the episodes. For example in one episode some divers seemed to have traveled much further on their boat in 12 hours than would seem reasonable. Also the ship seems to steam (a nautical term even if the boat isn't on steam power) at very fast speed most of the time; it's either stopped, or going max speed in the overhead shots. From my time in the Navy and with my own boats it is just way too expensive in fuel consumption to go that fast all the time. Yes they say they are "increasing" speed to something faster, even max, but it seems like bow shots and overhead shots are almost all filmed at max speed.

In spite of things like that the show is light, fun, and entertaining.

I recommend it to anyone who's looking for something light to watch in this genre.


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