Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2022
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  

LC Facility

We have a letter of credit facility with Whitney Bank that provides for up to $20.0 million of letters of credit (“LC Facility”), subject to our cash securitization of the letters of credit, with a maturity date of June 30, 2023. Commitment fees on the unused portion of the LC Facility are 0.4% per annum and interest on outstanding letters of credit is 1.5% per annum. At December 31, 2022, we had $1.6 million of outstanding letters of credit under the LC Facility. See Note 9 for further discussion of our letters of credit and associated security obligations.

Surety Bonds

We issue surety bonds in the ordinary course of business to support our projects. At December 31, 2022, we had $121.1 million of outstanding surety bonds, of which $50.0 million relates to our MPSV projects that are subject to our MPSV Litigation, $55.8 million relates to our Active Retained Shipyard Contracts, and $15.3 million relates to our Fabrication Division contracts and certain of our insurance coverages. See Note 9 for discussion of our surety bonds and related indemnification obligations and our MPSV Litigation.


Insurance Finance Arrangement

In connection with the renewal of our property and equipment insurance coverages, during 2022 we entered into a short-term premium finance arrangement (“Insurance Finance Arrangement”) totaling $2.4 million, payable in ten equal monthly installments and accruing interest at a fixed rate of 4.3% per annum. We consider the transaction to be a non-cash financing activity, with the initial financed amount reflected within accrued expenses and other liabilities on our Balance Sheet, and a corresponding asset reflected within prepaid expenses and other assets on our Balance Sheet. We have reflected principal payments of $1.7 million for 2022, as a financing activity on our Statement of Cash Flows, and at December 31, 2022, our remaining principal balance was $0.7 million.

Loan Agreement

On April 17, 2020, we entered into an unsecured loan in the aggregate amount of $10.0 million (“PPP Loan”) with Whitney Bank pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, as amended (“CARES Act”). The PPP Loan, and accrued interest, were eligible to be forgiven partially or in full, if certain conditions were met. Following the approval of our application for forgiveness by the Small Business Administration (“SBA”), on July 28, 2021, Whitney Bank received $9.1 million from the SBA, which was the amount of loan forgiveness requested, plus accrued interest. The forgiveness of the PPP Loan and accrued interest resulted in a gain of $9.1 million during 2021, and is reflected within gain on extinguishment of debt on our Statement of Operations. On July 29, 2021, we repaid Whitney Bank the remaining balance of the PPP Loan, together with accrued interest.

Because the amount borrowed exceeded $2.0 million, we are required by the SBA to retain all records relating to the PPP Loan for six years from the date the loan was forgiven and permit authorized representatives of the SBA to access such records upon request. While we believe we are a qualifying business and have met the eligibility requirements of the PPP Loan, and believe we have used the loan proceeds only for expenses which may be paid using proceeds from the PPP Loan, we can provide no assurances that any potential SBA review or audit will verify the amount forgiven, in whole or in part, and we could be required to repay all or part of the forgiven amount.

Mortgage Agreement and Restrictive Covenant Agreement

On April 19, 2021, and in connection with the receipt of a consent for the Shipyard Transaction from one of our Sureties, we entered into a multiple indebtedness mortgage (“Mortgage Agreement”) and a restrictive covenant arrangement (“Restrictive Covenant Agreement”) with such Surety to secure our obligations for our MPSV projects and two forty-vehicle ferry projects. The Mortgage Agreement encumbers all remaining real estate that was not sold in connection with the Shipyard Transaction and includes certain covenants and events of default. Further, the Restrictive Covenant Agreement precludes us from paying dividends or repurchasing shares of our common stock. The Mortgage Agreement and Restrictive Covenant Agreement will terminate when the obligations and liabilities of the Surety associated with the outstanding surety bonds are discharged, or any judgment against us or the Surety arising out of litigation related to such contracts is satisfied by us. See Note 3 for further discussion of the Shipyard Transaction.