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Related Party Transactions (Notes)

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Related Party Transactions (Notes)
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2017
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions Disclosure [Text Block]
9.    RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
In connection with the Spin-off, SEACOR Marine entered into certain agreements with SEACOR Holdings to govern SEACOR Marine’s relationship with SEACOR Holdings following the Spin-off, including a Distribution Agreement, two Transition Services Agreements, an Employee Matters Agreement and a Tax Matters Agreement.
Following the completion of the Spin-off, the Company is no longer charged management fees by SEACOR Holdings for their corporate costs. However, the Company continues to be supported by SEACOR Holdings for corporate services provided post Spin-off for a fixed net fee of $6.3 million per annum pursuant to the Transition Services Agreements with SEACOR Holdings. The fees incurred will decline as the services and functions provided by SEACOR Holdings are terminated and replicated within the Company. Fees incurred by the Company pursuant to the Transition Services Agreements are recognized as additional administrative and general expenses in the accompanying statements of loss.
As of June 30, 2017, SEACOR Holdings has guaranteed $107.7 million for various obligations of the Company, including: debt facility and letter of credit obligations; performance obligations under sale-leaseback arrangements; and invoiced amounts for funding deficits under the MNOPF. Pursuant to a Transition Services Agreement with SEACOR Holdings, SEACOR Holdings charges the Company a fee of 0.5% on outstanding guaranteed amounts, which declines as the guaranteed obligations are settled by the Company. The Company recognized guarantee fees in connection with its sale-leaseback arrangements of $0.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016 as additional leased-in equipment operating expenses in the accompanying statements of loss. Guarantee fees paid to SEACOR Holdings for all other obligations are recognized as SEACOR Holdings guarantee fees in the accompanying statements of loss.
Certain officers and employees of the Company received compensation through participation in SEACOR Holdings share award plans. Pursuant to the Employee Matters Agreement with SEACOR Holdings, participating Company personnel vested in all outstanding SEACOR Holdings share awards upon the Spin-off and received SEACOR Marine restricted stock from the Spin-off distribution in connection with outstanding SEACOR Holdings restricted stock held. As a consequence, the Company paid SEACOR Holdings $9.4 million upon completion of the Spin-off, including $2.7 million for the distribution of SEACOR Marine restricted stock, which is amortized over the participants’ remaining vesting periods, and $6.7 million on the accelerated vesting of SEACOR Holdings share awards, which was immediately recognized as additional administrative and general expenses in the accompanying statements of loss.
Pursuant to one of the Transitions Services Agreements with SEACOR Holdings, the Company is obligated to reimburse SEACOR Holdings up to 50% of the severance and restructuring costs actually incurred by SEACOR Holdings as a result of the Spin-off up to, but not in excess of, $6.0 million (such that the Company shall not be obligated to pay more than $3.0 million). As of June 30, 2017, the Company has reimbursed SEACOR Holdings severance and restructuring costs of $0.7 million recognized as additional administrative and general expenses in the accompanying statements of loss.
Immediately preceding the Spin-off and pursuant to an Investment Agreement dated November 30, 2015 with the holders of the 3.75% Convertible Senior Notes, the Company reimbursed SEACOR Holdings for the final settlement of non-deductible Spin-off related expenses of $3.4 million recognized as additional administrative and general expenses in the accompanying statements of loss.