NCIS (2003– )

Agent Afloat 

A lieutenant appears to jump from an aircraft carrier at sea; Tony investigates aboard the ship and in Cartagena, Colombia, where the missing man supposedly joined the ship. Gibbs and Ziva join Tony; they find the answers and the bad guy.


Thomas J. Wright


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Don McGill (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Harmon ... Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Michael Weatherly ... Anthony DiNozzo
Cote de Pablo ... Ziva David
Pauley Perrette ... Abby Sciuto
Sean Murray ... Timothy McGee
Rocky Carroll ... Leon Vance
David McCallum ... Donald Mallard
Chris Mulkey ... Captain Richard Owens
Eric Nenninger ... Corpsman Taylor Henley
Anthony Brandon Wong ... Lieutenant Commander Russell Nguyen
Rene L. Moreno ... Hector Cruz (as René L. Moreno)
James Martinez ... Lieutenant Eduardo Almeida
Marc Jablon ... Lieutenant Jonah Kaplan
William Marquez William Marquez ... Dr. Javier Delgado
Kate Lacey-Kiley ... Ensign Christina Solomon (as Kate Lacey)


A lieutenant appears to jump overboard from USS Seahawk (CVN-65) at sea; Tony, the agent afloat, reports to Gibbs, who sends McGee and Ziva to interview the wife or widow ashore; they find her body in her living room. Tony investigates in Cartagena, Colombia, where the officer supposedly joined the ship, and he finds the body; Tony tells Gibbs that the carrier has a security problem (the presence of the person who impersonated the lieutenant to board the ship). Gibbs and Ziva join Tony in Cartagena, then they all fly to the ship at sea; they continue to investigate; they find the answers and catch the bad guy. Tony returns to the home office with Gibbs and Ziva, and he stays. Written by DocRushing

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Plot Keywords:

false identity | See All (1) »


TV-14 | See all certifications »






Release Date:

30 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?


When McGee talks to Vance about examining the USS Seahawk's security computer mirror, Vance is in MTAC looking at a satellite view of that ship. The coordinates are 14º30.23'N, 74º58.16'W, which places it in the Carribean Sea about halfway between Columbia and Jamaica. This is consistent with where it's supposed to be in this story. See more »


When Tony goes onto the flight deck we can see an F-18 parked near the end of the flight deck. When we see the ship from behind the plane has become an F-14. The F-14 was retired from US Navy service in 2006 and would not have been on board an operational aircraft carrier. See more »


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References Titanic (1997) See more »


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