|9 Months Ended|
Jul. 31, 2022
NOTE 16 – COVID-19
The Company is continuing to face various risks related to the global outbreak of coronavirus disease (“COVID-19”).
The Engineering Services Business is dependent on its workforce and supply chain to deliver its products and services primarily to the U.S. and U.K. Governments. COVID-19 outbreaks among the workforce affect our ability to complete our projects within specified timeline and also increase the costs of such projects. Furthermore, costs of increase in labor due to a general shortage of labor or supply chain issues, may not be fully recoverable either from our customers or under existing insurance policies.
The Marine Technology Business is dependent on its workforce and/or distributors/resellers to sell and deliver its products and services. Travel restrictions introduced by governments in the areas in which we sell our solutions have impacted the Marine Products Business’s ability to deploy its workforce effectively. The Company’s activities are performed in certain international locations that are also impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Furthermore, it is critical for the Marine Technology Business to have in-person engagement with customers for the demonstration of its products from a vessel at sea. The restriction on global travel has resulted in significantly less customer engagement which affects the demand for its goods and services. These disruptions continue to impact the business. Particularly, its ability to perform sustained and meaningful business development and marketing activities, which require demonstrations at sea at customer locations.
Further, the Pandemic may continue to affect the Company’s results of operation, financial position, and liquidity.