It’s interesting, and not a little baffling, to note our near universal concern with the hazzards associated with Floating Containers, Boat Boys, and Piracy, et al - and the equanimity with which many deny (even the existence of) Global Warming, and/or it’s likely effects.
Prudent Cruisers would be well advised to undertake something akin to a “Hazard, Risk and Vulnerability Analysis” (HRVA) in order to help make risk-based choices to address vulnerabilities, mitigate hazards and prepare for response to, and recovery from, hazardous situations or events
A hazard is any source of potential damage, existing where a situation, object, or substance, has an inherent (built-in) ability to cause an adverse effect.
A Risk is the chance or probability that a person or property will be harmed or experience an adverse effect if exposed to a hazard.
For HARM to occur, there must be BOTH the hazard AND the exposure to that hazard; without both simultaneously, there is no risk.
In risk assessment & management (mitigation), we determine whether, how, and in what circumstances, harm might be caused. In order to assess risk, both exposure & outcome must be considered.
RISK = PROBABILITY (1)
x IMPACT (2)
1. Probability: how likely the uncertainty is to occur (exposure)
2. Impact: what the effect or outcome would be, if it happened (harm)