SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 2, 2011
TRICO MARINE SERVICES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
10001 Woodloch Forest Drive, Suite 610
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (713) 780-9926
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On February 2, Trico Marine Services, Inc. (the Company) and certain of its subsidiaries, Trico Marine Assets, Inc., Trico Holdco, LLC, Trico Marine Operators, Inc., Trico Marine Cayman, LP and Trico Marine International, Inc. (each a Debtor and collectively with the Company, the Debtors) filed their unaudited combined monthly operating report for the period December 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010 (the Monthly Operating Report) with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (the Bankruptcy Court). Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K contains the unaudited Monthly Operating Report as filed with the Bankruptcy Court.
The Monthly Operating Report is limited in scope, covers a limited time period and has been prepared solely for the purpose of complying with reporting requirements of the Bankruptcy Court and the Bankruptcy Code, 11 U.S.C. §§ 101-1532 (the Bankruptcy Code). The financial information contained in the Monthly Operating Report is preliminary and unaudited and does not purport to show the financial statements of any of the Debtors in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP) and, therefore, may exclude items required by GAAP, such as certain reclassifications, eliminations, accruals and disclosure items. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on the Monthly Operating Report. The Monthly Operating Report may be subject to revision. The Monthly Operating Report is in a format required by the Bankruptcy Court and the Bankruptcy Code and should not be used for investment purposes. The information in the Monthly Operating Report should not be viewed as indicative of future results.
CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Certain statements and information in this Form 8-K may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words believe, expect, anticipate, plan, intend, foresee, should, would, could or other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which are generally not historical in nature. These forward-looking statements are based on the Companys current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effect on the Company. While management believes that these forward-looking statements are reasonable as and when made, there can be no assurance that future developments affecting the Company will be those that it anticipates. The Companys forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties (some of which are beyond its control) and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from its historical experience and its present expectations or projections. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: (i) the Companys and its subsidiaries ability to continue as a going concern; (ii) the ability of the Company and its subsidiaries to obtain and maintain normal terms with vendors and service providers; (iii) the Companys ability to maintain contracts that are critical to its operations; (iv) the potential adverse impact of the Companys voluntary reorganization under Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the United States Code on its liquidity or results of operations; (v) the ability of the Company to attract, motivate and/or retain key executives and employees; (vi) the ability of the Company to attract and retain customers; and (vii) other risks and factors regarding the Company and its industry identified from time to time in the Companys reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements after the date they are made, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Limitation on Incorporation by Reference
The Monthly Operating Report is being furnished for informational purposes only and shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Registration statements or other documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission shall not incorporate the Monthly Operating Report or any other information set forth in this Current Report on Form 8-K by reference, except as otherwise expressly stated in such filing. This Current Report on Form 8-K will not be deemed an admission as to the materiality of any information in the report that is required to be disclosed solely by Regulation FD.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
See the Exhibit Index set forth below for a list of exhibits included with this Form 8-K.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: February 2, 2011