Note 12 - Multi-employer Pension Plans
|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2018
|Notes to Financial Statements|
|Pension and Other Postretirement Benefits Disclosure [Text Block]||
12.MULTI-EMPLOYER PENSION PLANS
The cumulative funding deficits of the MNRPF are being recovered by additional annual contributions from current employers that are subject to adjustment following the results of tri-annual actuarial valuations. Based on an actuarial valuation as of
Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund (“MNRPF”).
March 2017,the cumulative funding deficit of the MNRPF was
July 20, 2018,the Company was notified of additional contributions due and recognized in the
2018payroll related expenses of
£0.9million) for its allocated share of the cumulative funding deficit including portions deemed uncollectible due to the non-existence or liquidation of certain former employers. These additional contributions will be invoiced in
September 2018and are payable in
fourannual installments beginning in
October 2018.Depending upon the results of future actuarial valuations, it is possible that the plan could experience further funding deficits that will require the Company to recognize payroll related operating expenses for those periods.
The entire disclosure for pension and other postretirement benefits.
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