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Sea Patrol: Catch and Release

The crew of Hammersley is rocked by the mysterious death of a much-loved shipmate. When valuable 'Red Gold' coral is stolen from a dive boat, HMAS Hammersley is drawn into a web of murder, piracy and eco-terrorism. Swain and Spider are kidnapped by an obsessed vigilante, determined to rid Australian waters of illegal fishing boats.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x1
Production Number: 301
Airdate: Monday May 18th, 2009

Director: Ian Barry
Writer: Adam Todd

Alternate Airdates:


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Guest Stars
Blair McDonough
As Matt Robsen
Colin Smith
As Nam
Jessica Napier
As Simone Robsen
Jimmy Christiansen
As Lachlan
Mira Pawel
As Belinda Lloyd
Mirko Grillini
As Emile
Steve Bisley
As Commander Steve Marshall
Adam Flower
As Frank Lloyd
Cathey Robinsen
As Mrs. Holliday
Ed Renfrey
As Navy Chaplain
Nick Backstrom
As Rig Comms Officer
Robert Coleby
As Lang Calwell
Stephen Irwin
As Mr Holliday
Main Cast
Kirsty Lee Allan
As Able Seaman Rebecca "Bomber" Brown
John Batchelor
As Chief Petty Officer Andy "Charge" Thorpe
Saskia Burmeister
As Lieutenant Nikki "Nav" Caetano
Matthew Holmes
As Petty Officer Chris "Swain" Blake
David Lyons
As Leading Seaman Josh "ET" Holliday
Lisa McCune
As Lieutenant Kate "XO" McGregor
Jay Ryan
As Seaman Billy "Spider" Webb
Kristian Schmid
As Leading Seaman Communicator Robert "RO" Dixon
Ian Stenlake
As Lieutenant Commander Mike "CO" Flynn
Jeremy Lindsay Taylor
As Petty Officer Bosun Peter "Buffer" Tomashevski
Episode Notes
Special thanks to the CO and Crew of Ardent 3, HMAS Launceston and HMAS Broome, HMAS Tobruk, HMAS Huon, and the personnel of HMAS Cairns.

This episode marks the death of Leading Seaman Josh "ET" Holliday, played by David Lyons.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorHal McElroy  |  Di McElroy
Executive ProducerHal McElroy  |  Jo Horsburgh  |  Di McElroy
ProducerHal McElroy  |  Di McElroy
Production DesignerMichael Rumpf
EditorMarcus D'Arcy (1)  |  Antonio Mestres
CastingTom McSweeney
Line ProducerJulie Forster
MusicThe D.A's Office  |  Les Gock
Costume DesignerWendy Cork
Location ManagerScott Stewart (1)
Director of PhotographyRussell Bacon
Story EditorAdam Todd
Stunt CoordinatorPaul Phillips (1)
Art DirectorJohn Wingrove
Sound RecordistGreg Burgmann
Original CastingFaith Martin
Stunt DoubleKoichi Waki  |  Tomoki Miyamoto  |  Ikefuji Shinji  |  Shaun Kim  |  Cameron Ambridge
Script ProducerMarcia Gardner
1st Assistant DirectorIan Kenny
Second Assistant DirectorAngela McPherson  |  Charles Mann
3rd Assistant DirectorSarah-Jane Walsh (2)
Warning: Sea Patrol season 3 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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