Just like in any other environment, incidents can occur at sea. The knowledge of how these incidences can be managed is useful in ensuring that minimal damage is incurred, and those involved in the incident are safe. Such incidences include, but are not limited to:
- System failure – when the engine stops working due to an inherent failure or possible wetness
- A person causing threat within the roving vessel – people sometimes fall sick on the boats when at sea. Also, some people may be suffering from psychological problems that may cause them to engage in inappropriate acts like fighting or attempted suicide
- External interference from a person in another boat
- Collision between boats
- Unexpected strong waves posing threat of capsizing
First, companies that operate in the digital environment have to employ the services of other firms like Holm Security to conduct risk assessment. In the same way, the boating companies can use the services of risk assessment companies to assess their level of exposure to these inherent risks. Certain issues like weather are usually observed over time and as such, makes it predictable in terms of the strength of storm (if the area is stormy). The outcome of risk assessment is the report on the vulnerability of boat users to random events that cannot be easily estimated or mitigated.
With the knowledge of the vulnerability, a number of actions can be taken periodically like examining the boats, ensuring that there is sufficient security, and warning potential riders of potential threats. The company may also, for instance, require the sailors to explain the safety rules to everyone on board. In the event of an incident, there ought to be clear channels of communication that will help authorities in restoring normalcy and securing those on-board. This is also comparable to the world of computing where firms’ websites are restored following a violation. Companies are also required to record the incidences that have occurred in the past, and the statistics associated with the incidences, such as the number of casualties and the number of deaths.