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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Di McElroy, Hal McElroy
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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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Sarah Hanson-Young, an Australian politician, quizzed members of the Australian Defence Force on why their operations lacked transparency, citing this show as an example of military operations accompanied by camera crews. Hanson-Young was apparently unaware this is not a reality show. The footage is available on YouTube See more »

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Mostly awful, frankly, but with a couple of redeeming features
7 June 2009 | by EmsR2D2-3See all my reviews

If they'd worried less about trying to cram a couple of hours' worth of storyline into 43 minutes, but without the necessary money or talent in the effects department, it would have been vastly improved.

In the same vein as ER, in that it concentrates on a small group of people working together in a fairly confined space, unfortunately it reaches neither the excitement nor personal interest levels achieved at County General.

There were a few redeeming moments (at least in Seasons 1 and 2 - I have yet to see Season 3).

You can at least believe that some of the cast could actually handle life on an Australian warship - notably David Lyons (ET), Jeremy Lindsey Taylor (Buffer) and Matthew Holmes (Swain), but I'm afraid the rest of them may have looked more at home in an office, or on the sales floor at a department store.

From a very shallow point of view, at least David Lyons provided some much needed eye candy, plus a clear indication of the fine actor he was in fact becoming.

On the whole, though, this series really isn't worth investing much time in.


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