Sea Nymph III is one of Collingwood’s finest assets that allows all qualified Collingwood Service personnel and Civilian staff, the unique opportunity to charter her. Trainees have the luxury of having opportunities to get out on the water to gain sea time and be instructed by a team of first-class instructors, coach, and mentors.
Towards the end of the first Covid lockdown in June 2020, once recreational boating was possible, SEA NYMPH III was back out with trainees and weekend charters every day throughout the summer. Unfortunately, on 21 August 2020 she suffered a serious incident; whilst on weekend charter, a stainless-steel casting deep in the hull that should have lasted a lifetime, suddenly suffered a catastrophic structural failure.
Thanks to the support of the Royal Navy Sailing Association (RNSA) and a grant of £3000 from Royal Navy Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC), and she is now back in the water and collectively managed by a voluntary management team covering all elements by a mixture of RN (Royal Navy), RFA (Royal Fleet Auxiliary) and Civilian personnel Team.
The recommissioning was an opportunity to give those involved in the management of Sea Nymph III to show case to the charities and the founder members where she is moored, and with the weather being kind enough gave an ideal opportunity to give them a tour around the Solent aboard her.
Mark Amato, RFA Chief Petty Officer