Ocean Patrol: Coastwatch


Genre: Reality & Entertainment


Duration: 8 Series 88x30


Year of Production: 2010 - 2016


Production Company: Greenstone


Broadcaster: TVNZ


Definition: HD

This gripping series follows the men and women patrolling the 15,000 kilometers of New Zealand’s shoreline.

From drug busts and drunks to sinking yachts with families aboard, we are given a never-before-seen perspective as police officers put their lives on the line in often highly treacherous conditions. The safety and emergency response organisations find, and rescue, yachts-men lost at sea, which injured passengers off yachts and cruise ships, while the Coastguard Volunteers pluck passengers off sinking vessels, steer vessels safely out of dangerous waters, and prevent a yacht crashing and stranding on rocks.

With a special season based in Australia, the series offers a particular insight on the two nations who cannot keep out of water – both for fun and for crime.

Series 1: 7x30 | SD | 2010

Series 2: 13x30 | SD | 2011

Series 3: 15x30 | SD | 2012

Series 4: 10x30 | SD | 2013

Series 5: 10x30 | SD | 2014

Series 6: 10x30 | SD | 2015

Series 7: 13x30 | HD | 2016

Oz: 10x30 | SD | 2013