I could be wrong here, but my read of @Navy_Pete
's comment is that the risk acceptance for HMCS X for various things isn't the crew but rather folks that aren't physically affected if things happen to HMCS X.
Yes, and I meant specifically outside the normal 'risk management' thing we do (which is pretty crude at best anyway, with 1500+ defects per ship, with other big ones not even being tracked, and no 'big picture' roll ups of compounding risks).
HR risk has been a huge one for over a decade, with projects not getting done, obsolescence items not getting figured out (or even aware of due to lack of HR), spares not getting bought etc. Now lots of 10+ year old projects, obsolete items that are broken, no spare parts for repairs (etc etc) that end up with real issues on the ship side.
Similarly not enough people to do maintenance/repairs, or time in the schedule to do maintenance/repairs, so ships go to sea with things broken/not maintained.
And schools have been significantly underfunded/undermanned for a long time so lot of out of date training material, lack of experienced instructors, and general facility shortages, which has all been 'at risk' for a long time. (not that it matters, as we've only been getting our 20% of our strategic intake for a long time)
Basically a lot of non-ship risks being 'realized' that directly impact ships ability to do stuff. During Afghanistan, no big deal, but the Navy just drove harder since while it continues to bleed people, wear out gear and shave the overall icecube so we have no spare capacity left.
The number of people retiring/leaving/taking sick leave due to watching this coming for a decade with no changes and having enough of the sleepless nights is crazy. We're losing centuries of experience in support lines that isn't being passed onto the next generation.
But no big deal, supporting the fleet is a no fail mission so we'll just pick ourselves up by our bootstraps, brace the mainsail, and misuse whatever other stupid cliche is required to try and motivate people while trying not to pretend things have hit critical mass for a luge run downhill. If that fails, blame middle leadership (and hope no one ATIs all the memos, BNs, reports etc raising all the risks and pointing out things we just can't do).
There is an expected amount of risk, but shouldn't be because we don't have enough basic safety equipment, can't schedule time to fix things properly, or scale back the number of ships at sea to the crews we actually have. That's just a blatant and cavalier disregard for the sailors, and no reason we should sail below basic SOLAS for routine things. It just all builds up and means we don't ever get the ships combat capable for when they go into real threat areas, because we spend a lot of the time just trying to keep the basics going.