The investigation leads to the girl's biological father, but when Dutchy is overly aggressive the operation to rescue the girl suffers a major set back. When a bomb is discovered on board, Robert and 2 Dads must set aside their differences to save Hammersley. She tells them that Anton is taking the sub, with Mike inside, to deep water to sink it. The final season five started on 26 April 2011 and concluded on 12 July 2011. However, 2Dads' suspicion of his old mate soon begins to grow, particularly when he suspects that Fraser is feeding vital intelligence to a group of pirates who have been ransacking boats. The crew intervenes in a second hijacking and captures the rustlers. Unbeknown the 2Dads during the pursuit Swain has been intercepted by Karl and the rest of the gang, so when 2Dads returns to the beach with Martin they are met at gunpoint by Karl's men, who force them to retrieve the gold onto their boat.
After helping him back to his ship, Mike is mistaken for Mason by a drug smuggler, Cavenaugh, who is looking to hire the oceanographic vessel to search for a minisub. Filming began in September 2009 and the number of episodes has been extended from the usual 13 to 16. The real shipment is on another ship, which the crew tracks down. Whether they are hunting down well armed drug smugglers, chasing thieves or pirates, helping fools, or saving reckless illegal immigrants, their adventures serve to bring the crew together to forge deep and longstanding friendships that cross the class and gender divide. But the Doctor dies, so Berkelman informs Swain he will have to take over the job of harvesting the organs as the only person left on board with medical training. Swain and Dutchy remain behind to assist with treating the boy as Hammersley heads off to continue the aid drop to Kaiten Island.
Bringing him on board, a gold bar is found in his wetsuit. Air Date : 29th-Apr-2010 Dutchy and Charge take drastic action to catch two prison escapees on a remote island. Hammersley receives a call from Stuart Mason Jason Hayes , captain of an oceanographic vessel, who had spotted a body being dumped from a fishing boat. A mixup in the identity of the plane crash survivor threatens Bomber's life when the realise the pilot is in fact the escaped convict, but Charge shows compassion to another of the convicts who helps him to intervene just in time. Kate saves Dutch's life during a gun battle with smugglers, sparking his romantic interest, and Bomber makes a shocking decision after she and 2Dads are caught breaking the non-fraternisation rule. The smugglers gang is part f a major crime organization, investigated by an undercover cop who gets killed. He invites Kate out for a drink to celebrate, and they restart their relationship.
Before she can give any more information, they are attacked by Karl and his friends. On investigate she finds Mike, gagged and beaten, but still alive. 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. The Best Episodes of Sea Patrol Last Updated: Apr 24, 2019 Set amongst the awesome beauty of the Australian Gold Coast, Sea Patrol follows sailors from every walk of life, age and temperament all crammed aboard the Naval Patrol boat Hammersley, a veritable pressure cooker of emotions desires and ambitions. During repairs, the crew take a break on a nearby seemingly deserted island, where they encounter a small carbon neutral community, and Bomber strikes up a relationship with one of the residents.
However, his persistence pays off, leading to the discovery of drug money on a North Korean freighter. Kate's concern for the girl and determination to lead the operation to save her clash with Mike's personal fears for Kate's safety. Swain and Dutch risk their lives to rescue an aid worker and her sick patient from a deadly tribal feud. But can she handle the truth? The barge turns out to have been hijacked by cattle thieves. Kate tells Bomber that her attitude threatens her chance to be promoted to Leading Seaman. Mike manages to leave a message for Kate, however while Mike is making the call, Cavenaugh finds the real Captain Mason and takes Mike captive. Deciding Mike has served his purpose they decide to force him into the sub, but in the process Mike recognizes the boss as Anton Gorski.
Realising something is wrong when they can't reach Swain by radio Reinforcements arrive from Hammersley, including Dutchy. To Swain's horror Bird is a blood match. Mike faces a deadly dilemma when Bird is struck by a mystery illness and requires urgent evacuation. Meanwhile, 2Dads has remembered that Bird stumbled in a creek and had indicated pain in her knee. Swain loses his temper when he realises the Captains complicity on the barbaric trade. Charge finds romance online, but it turns out to be another scam by Fraser. The crew responds to a mayday from a motor cruiser, which has been attacked by a pirate speedboat.
Ignoring protocol, a distraught Kate leads the boarding party and confronts Anton at gun point about the murder of Mike Flynn, Anton says nothing and Swain manages to talk Kate down from shooting Anton. Charge breaks protocol and endangers Bird by allowing her to accompany them to the Island. But the water tests do not reveal much and her condition is become critical. Hoping he can swim for land Dutchy sets off, but a boat soon arrives carrying the local policeman, and Kate is thankful of the rescue until it is revealed that he is the ringleader of the grog syndicate, and the most dangerous member of all. Swain risks his life to save a boy suffering from the bends.
For his lies, and complicity in almost getting 2Dads kicked out of the Navy the Commander steps down in disgrace. They manage to surround Karl and force his surrender rescuing 2Dads and Swain, but Dutchy's injury has not fully healed and he collapses. Captain Stenlake is desperately determined to retrieve the guns and arrest the smugglers. In the jungle, tensions are raised when they come across other group of heavily armed men but they turn out to be old friends of Suil. Hammersley rescues a kidnapped pilot with a dangerous secret. The medical officer on Newcastle identifies her injury as a bite and is able to treat her successfully. The season began with a major reshuffle of senior crew members, including a new Maxine 'Knocker' White replacing Commander Marshall , Mike Flynn being promoted to Commander, Steve Coburn becoming the new , and the departure of the Navigation Officer Nav.