Coastwatch Oz screened on Prime TV and will screen on Channel 7 in Australia later this year.
Australia’s coastline is under threat like never before.
As Police deal with organized crime and dramatic offshore rescues, Fisheries officers target black market poaching and illegal syndicates worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.In Channel 7’s brand new series, Coastwatch OZ, our cameras are given exclusive access to follow the heroic actions of the men and women protecting our seas and waterways.
From drug busts and drunks to sinking yachts with families aboard, Coastwatch OZ is there to give a never-before-seen perspective, as police officers put their lives on the line in often highly treacherous conditions.
Fisheries work is also dangerous and our cameras are on hand to capture explosive confrontations between Fisheries officers and the thieves who plunder our precious fish supplies and steal off the working man.
From fast-paced action and violent showdowns to classic Australian characters, Coastwatch OZ takes viewers behind the scenes for a first-hand look at what it takes to enforce the law and keep Australians safe on the water.
Production personnel series Coastwatch Oz
Year of screening: 2014
Producers: Mary Durham, Saffron Jackson
Associate Producer: Georgina Bakker
Thanks to: NSW Marine Area Command, NSW Department of Primary Industries, and Destination New South Wales
Head of production: Andrea Lamb
Line producer: Kylie Croft
Network exec: Dan Meenan
Post director: Alex Hogg
Online editor: Post Op Group
Offline editor: Mike Viskovich
Production managers: Jani Alexander, Margaret Bowling
Production coordinators: Ainsley Allen, Simone Faets
Camera: Justin Lewis, Dean Croppy, Craig Donaldson
Sound: David Tottle, James Nowiczewski, Chadd Houssenloge
Narrator: Dorji Swallow
Theme composition: Harmonic
Titles: Component Media
Audio post: Post Op Group
Production accountant: Hina Dalwadi
Financial controller: Glenda Paterson
Funded by: Channel 7