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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Series cast summary:
John Batchelor ...  Chief Petty Officer Andy 'Charge' Thorpe 68 episodes, 2007-2011
Matthew Holmes ...  Chief Petty Officer Chris 'Swain' Blake 68 episodes, 2007-2011
Lisa McCune ...  Lieutenant Kate McGregor 68 episodes, 2007-2011
Kristian Schmid ...  Able Seaman Robert J. 'RO' Dixon 68 episodes, 2007-2011
Ian Stenlake ...  Lieutenant Commander Mike Flynn 68 episodes, 2007-2011
Kirsty Lee Allan ...  Chef Rebecca 'Bomber' Brown 42 episodes, 2008-2010
Nikolai Nikolaeff ...  Leo '2 Dads' Kosov-Meyer 42 episodes, 2009-2011
Saskia Burmeister Saskia Burmeister ...  Lieutenant Nikki Caetano 39 episodes, 2007-2009
Jay Ryan ...  Able Seaman Billy 'Spider' Webb 39 episodes, 2007-2009
Jeremy Lindsay Taylor ...  Petty Officer Pete 'Buffer' Tomaszewski 39 episodes, 2007-2009
David Lyons ...  Leading Seaman Josh 'ET' Holiday 39 episodes, 2007-2009
Conrad Coleby ...  Dylan 'Dutchy' Mulholland 29 episodes, 2010-2011
Danielle Horvat ...  Jessica 'Gap Girl' Bird 29 episodes, 2010-2011
Tammy Macintosh ...  CMDR Maxine 'Knocker' White 29 episodes, 2010-2011
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Everyday life on board Australian Navy patrol ship is never boring: they have to deal with all sorts of criminals at sea as well with the politically unstable island in the neighbourhood.Friendship between shipmates leads to love among the ship's crew.

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Country:

Australia

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English

Release Date:

5 July 2007 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Patrulla de Alta Mar See more »

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia See more »

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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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Why Nine? Why?
10 September 2007 | by nickapopolis87See all my reviews

This is just an appalling piece of television. The Nine Network spent some ridiculous amount of money on it too. The premise is great; the adventures of a Royal Australian Navy patrol boat and its crew as they protect Australia's north. How they could get it so wrong is anybody's guess.

The writing is despicable. It is hackneyed and trite and the dialogue is so forced and banal. It is as subtle as a brick to the head (which would be more pleasant than watching this), and lacks any wit or sparkle. Story lines go overboard at a rate of knots. There is absolutely no suspense AT ALL, which is no mean feat. The acting is just deplorable. Lisa McCune heads the team, a woman so wooden the Tasmanians want to pulp her. She did her best work on the Coles ads. The rest are just shocking. The editing is non existent and the cinematography is as basic as I Love Lucy. The music is sickeningly cheap. It is worse than the 1960s Star Trek Original Series fare. And the sound effects, oh my lord!

It is a worrying indictment on the sorry state of affairs at the Nine Network. I have read that only 1 person in the executive team has any TV experience, and it is minimal at that. It shows.

What is perhaps more worrying is that this reprehensible creation has been sold to many other countries! This is not an image we want to send out. It has also been renewed for a 2nd season! God help us!

For an example of pure excellence in Australian TV, the equal of any American or British production, see Seven's City Homicide.


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