Offshore Wind Turbines

Governor Northam Announces Mid-Atlantic Wind Training Alliance to Build Wind Energy Workforce in Virginia

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced the formation of Virginia’s first offshore and onshore wind workforce training collaborative, the Mid-Atlantic Wind Training Alliance. The program will offer industry required certifications that are critical to the operations and long-term maintenance of wind projects. The Governor made the announcement addressing the 2020 Offshore WINDPOWER Virtual Summit hosted by the American Wind Energy Association.

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Boating Safety

Boating Basics and Safety

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Classroom Topics Include:

  • Nautical Terms
  • Boating Laws and Regulations
  • The Rules of the Road: Right of Way
  • Communications Afloat
  • Personal Safety While Underway
  • Required Safety Equipment
  • CO Poisoning
  • Safe Passage Plan
  • Man Overboard Recovery Procedures
  • Safe Dinghy
  • Emergency Protocols for Collision, Grounding, Fire, Flooding

Onboard Topics Include:

  • Going Boating: Fueling, Casting Off, Underway
  • Navigation: Nautical Charts, Compass, Electronic Navigation & Aids, Tide and Currents, Weather
  • Boat Handling
  • Anchoring
  • Seamanship (Including Basic Knots)

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