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Mar 31, 2014

(a) Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the results of operations during the reporting period. Although these estimates are based upon management''s best knowledge of current events and actions, actual results could differ from these estimates.

(b) Tangible Fixed Assets

Fixed assets are stated at cost, net of accumulated depreciation and impairment losses if any. Cost comprises the purchase price and any attributable cost of bringing the asset to its working condition for its intended use. Gains or losses arising from derecognition of fixed assets are measured as the difference between the net disposal proceeds and the carrying amount of the asset and are recognized in the statement of profit and loss when the asset is derecognized,

Assets held for disposal are stated at lower of their net book value or net realisable value and are shown separately in financial statements,

(c) Depreciation on tangible fixed assets

Depreciation is provided using the Straight Line Method as per the useful lives of the assets estimated by the management, which is higher than at the rates prescribed under schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956 ,

Machinery/ insurance spares are depreciated over the balance useful life of the respective asset or the mother vessel, whichever is lower. Fixed assets individually costing less than Rs.. 5 thousand are fully depreciated in the year of purchase,

(d) Intangible assets

Computer software is capitalised and amortised on a straight-line basis over its useful life, which is estimated as five years.

(e) Impairment of tangible and intangible assets

The carrying amounts of all assets are reviewed at each balance sheet date, if there is any indication of impairment based on internal / external factors, whether they are recorded in excess of their recoverable amounts, and where carrying values exceed this estimated recoverable amount, assets are written down to their recoverable amount, The recoverable amount is the greater of the asset''s net selling price and value in use. In assessing value in use, the estimated future cash flows are discounted to their present value using a pre-tax discount rate that reflects current market assessments of the time value of money and the risks specific to the asset. In determining net selling price, recent market transactions are taken into account, if available. If no such transactions can be identified, an appropriate valuation model is used,

(f) Investments

Investments which are readily realisable and intended to be held for not more than a year are classified as current investments. All other investments are classified as long-term investments. Current investments are carried at lower of cost and fair value determined on an individual investment basis. Long-term investments are carried at cost. However, provision for diminution in value is made to recognise a decline other than temporary in the value of the investments,

(g) Inventories

Inventories consist of stores and consumables for use in running of fleets. These are valued at lower of cost and net realizable value. Cost is determined on weighted average basis. Inventory items individually costing less than Rs. 5 thousand are charged to consumption.

(h) Cash and cash equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents in cash flow statement comprise cash in hand and at bank in current and foreign currency accounts. Term deposits having maturity of three months or less are considered as cash equivalents.

(i) Retirement and other employee benefits

i. Retirement benefits in the form of Provident Fund are a defined contribution scheme. The Company''s contributions paid / payable towards these defined contribution plan is recognised as expense in the Statement of Profit and Loss during the period in which the employee renders the related service. There are no other obligations other than the contribution payable to the respective fund.

ii. Contribution to Superannuation Fund, a defined contribution scheme, is made to the Life Insurance Corporation of India, as per the arrangement with them, and the contributions are charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss for the year when the contributions to the respective funds are due.

iii. Gratuity, a defined benefit scheme is covered by a Group Gratuity cum Life Assurance Policy with Life Insurance Corporation of India ("LIC"). Annual contribution to the fund is as determined by LIC The shortfall between the accumulated funds available with LIC and liability as determined on the basis of an actuarial valuation is provided for as at the year-end. The actuarial valuation is done as per projected unit credit method. Actuarial gains/losses are immediately taken to statement of profit and loss as per projected unit credit method and are not deferred,

iv. Short term compensated absences are provided for based on estimates,

v. The company treats accumulated leave expected to be carried forward beyond twelve months, as long-term employee benefit for measurement purposes. Such long-term compensated absences are provided for based on the actuarial valuation using the projected unit credit method at the year-end. Actuarial gains/losses are immediately taken to the statement of profit and loss and are not deferred.

(j) Foreign Currency transactions

i. Initial recognition

Foreign currency transactions are recorded in the reporting currency by applying, to the foreign currency amount, the exchange rate between the reporting currency and the foreign currency at the date of the transaction,

ii. Conversion

Foreign currency monetary items are reported using the closing rate. Non-monetary items which are carried in terms of historical cost denominated in a foreign currency are reported using the exchange rate at the date of the transaction.

iii. Exchange differences

Exchange differences arising on the settlement of monetary items at rates different from those at which they were initially recorded during the period, or reported in previous financial statements, are recognised as income or as expenses in the period in which they arise.

iv. Forward Exchange Contracts not intended for trading or speculation purposes

The premium or discount arising at the inception of forward exchange contracts is amortised as expense or income over the life of the contract. Exchange differences on such contracts are recognised in the statement of profit and loss in the period in which the exchange rates change. Any profit or loss arising on cancellation or renewal of forward exchange contract is recognised as income or as expense for the period.

(k) Income Tax

Tax expense comprises of Current Tax. Current Income tax liability on shipping income is determined based on the net tonnage of each of its vessels, in accordance with section 115VT of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Income other than shipping income is taxed in accordance with the other provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Further, with the applicability of above section, there is no timing difference between taxable and book profit. Therefore, there is no deferred tax.

(I) Revenue Recognition

Revenue is recognized to the extent that it is probable that the economic benefits will flow to the Company and the revenue can be reliably measured,

i. Charter hire income

Charter hire income comprises income from charter hire of multi-support vessels and income from supply of marine and diving crew and services. Charter hire revenues are recognised at contracted rates over the charter period. Revenues from supply of crew and services are classified as other operating revenue and recognised on rendering of the service, based on day rate charges as per the terms of the agreements.

ii. Interest

Revenue is recognized on a time proportion basis taking into account the amount outstanding and the rate applicable.

iii. Claims

Claims are accounted when it is reasonably certain that the ultimate collections will be received,

iv. Rental income

Rental income is accrued on time basis, by reference to agreements entered,

(m) Operating lease

Leases where the leaser effectively retains substantially all the risks and benefits of the ownership of the lease term, are classified as operating leases. Operating lease payments are recognised as an expense in the Profit and Loss Account on a straight line basis over the lease term.

(n) Provisions

A provision is recognised when the Company has a present obligation as a result of past event and it is probable that an outflow of resources embodying economic benefits, will be required to settle the obligation, in respect of which a reliable estimate can be made. Provisions are not discounted to its present value and are determined based on best estimate required to settle the obligation at the balance sheet date. These are reviewed at each balance sheet date and adjusted to reflect the current best estimates,

(o) Segment Reporting

i. Primary Business Segments

The Company is primarily engaged in a single segment business of providing support services including marine, construction and diving services to offshore oilfields in India and abroad, and accordingly, this is the only primary reportable segment.

ii. Secondary Geographical Segments

Secondary segmental reporting is based on geographical location of the client. The geographical segment has been disclosed based on revenues within India and revenues outside India.

(p) Earnings per Share

Basic earnings per share are calculated by dividing the net profit for the period attributable to equity shareholders by the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the period. For the purpose of calculating diluted earnings per share, the net profit for the period attributable to equity shareholders and the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period are adjusted for the effects of diluted potential equity shares, if any. The Company does not have any diluted equity shares as at the period end,

(q) Contingent liabilities

A contingent liability is a possible obligation that arises from past events whose existence will be confirmed by the occurrence or non-occurrence of one or more uncertain future events beyond the control of the company or a present obligation that is not recognized because it is not probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation. A contingent liability also arises in extremely rare cases where there is a liability that cannot be recognized because it cannot be measured reliably. The company does not recognize a contingent liability but discloses its existence in the financial statements.

(b) Terms/ rights attached to equity shares

The company has only one class of equity shares having par value of Rs.10 per share. Each holder of equity shares is entitled to one vote per share. The company declares and pays dividends in Indian rupees. The dividend proposed by the Board of Directors is subject to the approval of the shareholders in the ensuing General Meeting,

In the event of liquidation of the company, the holders of equity shares will be entitled to receive remaining assets of the company, after distribution of all preferential amounts. The distribution will be in proportion to the number of equity shares held by the shareholders,


Mar 31, 2013

(a) Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the results of operations during the reporting period. Although these estimates are based upon management''s best knowledge of current events and actions, actual results could differ from these estimates.

(b ) Tangible Fixed Assets

Fixed assets are stated at cost, net of accumulated depreciation and impairment losses if any. Cost comprises the purchase price and any attributable cost of bringing the asset to its working condition for its intended use. Gains or losses arising from derecognition of fixed assets are measured as the difference between the net disposal proceeds and the carrying amount of the asset and are recognized in the statement of profit and loss when the asset is derecognized.

Assets held for disposal are stated at lower of their net book value or net realisable value and are shown separately in financial statements.

(c) Depreciation on tangible fixed assets

Depreciation is provided using the Straight Line Method as per the useful lives of the assets estimated by the anagement, which is higher than at the rates prescribed under schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956 .

Machinery/ insurance spares are depreciated over the balance useful life of the respective asset or the mother vessel, whichever is lower. Fixed assets individually costing less than Rs. 5 thousand are fully depreciated in the year of purchase.

(d) Intangible assets

Computer software is capitalised and amortised on a straight-line basis over its useful life, which is estimated as five years.

(e) Impairment of tangible and intangible assets

The carrying amounts of all assets are reviewed at each balance sheet date, if there is any indication of impairment based on internal / external factors, whether they are recorded in excess of their recoverable amounts, and where carrying values exceed this estimated recoverable amount, assets are written down to their recoverable amount. The recoverable amount is the greater of the asset''s net selling price and value in use. In assessing value in use, the estimated future cash flows are discounted to their present value using a pre-tax discount rate that reflects current market assessments of the time value of money and the risks specific to the asset. In determining net selling price, recent market transactions are taken into account, if available. If no such transactions can be identified, an appropriate valuation model is used.

(f) Investments

Investments which are readily realisable and intended to be held for not more than a year are classified as current investments. All other investments are classified as long-term investments. Current investments are carried at lower of cost and fair value determined on an individual investment basis. Long-term investments are carried at cost. However, provision for diminution in value is made to recognise a decline other than temporary in the value of the investments.

(g) Inventories

Inventories consist of stores and consumables for use in running of fleets. These are valued at lower of cost and net realizable value. Cost is determined on weighted average basis. Inventory items individually costing less than Rs. 5 thousand are charged to consumption.

(h) Cash and cash equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents in cash flow statement comprise cash in hand and at bank in current and foreign currency accounts. Term deposits having maturity of three months or less are considered as cash equivalents.

(i) Retirement and other employee benefits

i. Retirement benefits in the form of Provident Fund are a defined contribution scheme and the contributions are charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss for the year when the contributions to the respective funds are due. There are no other obligations other than the contribution payable to the respective fund.

ii. Contribution to Superannuation Fund, a defined contribution scheme, is made to the Life Insurance Corporation of India, as per the arrangement with them, and the contributions are charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss for the year when the contributions to the respective funds are due.

iii. Gratuity, a defined benefit scheme is covered by a Group Gratuity cum Life Assurance Policy with Life Insurance Corporation of India ("LIC"). Annual contribution to the fund as determined by LIC. The shortfall between the accumulated funds available with LIC and liability as determined on the basis of an actuarial valuation is provided for as at the year- end. The actuarial valuation is done as per projected unit credit method. Actuarial gains/losses are immediately taken to statement of profit and loss as per projected unit credit method and are not deferred.

iv. Short term compensated absences are provided for based on estimates.

v. The company treats accumulated leave expected to be carried forward beyond twelve months, as long-term employee benefit for measurement purposes. Such long-term compensated absences are provided for based on the actuarial valuation using the projected unit credit method at the year-end. Actuarial gains/losses are immediately taken to the statement of profit and loss and are not deferred.

(j) Foreign Currency transactions

i. Initial recognition

Foreign currency transactions are recorded in the reporting currency by applying, to the foreign currency amount, the exchange rate between the reporting currency and the foreign currency at the date of the transaction.

ii. Conversion

Foreign currency monetary items are reported using the closing rate. Non-monetary items which are carried in terms of historical cost denominated in a foreign currency are reported using the exchange rate at the date of the transaction.

iii. Exchange differences

Exchange differences arising on the settlement of monetary items at rates different from those at which they were initially recorded during the period, or reported in previous financial statements, are recognised as income or as expenses in the period in which they arise.

iv. Forward Exchange Contracts not intended for trading or speculation purposes

The premium or discount arising at the inception of forward exchange contracts is amortised as expense or income over the life of the contract. Exchange differences on such contracts are recognised in the statement of profit and loss in the period in which the exchange rates change. Any profit or loss arising on cancellation or renewal of forward exchange contract is recognised as income or as expense for the period.

v. Translation of Non Integral Foreign Operation

Translation of Foreign Subsidiary is done in accordance with AS-11(Revised) "The effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates" The Company Classifies its foreign operation as "Non Integral Foreign Operation".

The assets & liabilities of non integral foreign operation are translated into the reporting currency at the exchange rate prevailing at the reporting date and their statement of profit and loss are translated at the average rate for the year. The Exchange differences arising on translation are accumulated in the Foreign currency translation reserve.

(k) Income Tax

Tax expense comprises of Current Tax. Current Income tax liability on shipping income is determined based on the net tonnage of each of its vessels, in accordance with section 115VT of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Income other than shipping income is taxed in accordance with the other provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Further, with the applicability of above section, there is no timing difference between taxable and book profit. Therefore, there is no deferred tax.

(l) Revenue Recognition

Revenue is recognized to the extent that it is probable that the economic benefits will flow to the Company and the revenue can be reliably measured.

i. Charter hire income

Charter hire income comprises income from charter hire of multi-support vessels and income from supply of marine and diving crew and services. Charter hire revenues are recognised at contracted rates over the charter period. Revenues from supply of crew and services are classified as other operating revenue and recognised on rendering of the service, based on day rate charges as per the terms of the agreements.

ii. Interest

Revenue is recognized on a time proportion basis taking into account the amount outstanding and the rate applicable. iii. Claims

Claims are accounted when it is reasonably certain that the ultimate collections will be received. iv. Rental income

Rental income is accrued on time basis, by reference to agreements entered.

(m) Operating lease

Leases where the leaser effectively retains substantially all the risks and benefits of the ownership of the lease term, are classified as operating leases. Operating lease payments are recognised as an expense in the Profit and Loss Account on a straight line basis over the lease term.

(n) Provisions

A provision is recognised when the Company has a present obligation as a result of past event and it is probable that an outflow of resources embodying economic benefits, will be required to settle the obligation, in respect of which a reliable estimate can be made. Provisions are not discounted to its present value and are determined based on best estimate required to settle the obligation at the balance sheet date. These are reviewed at each balance sheet date and adjusted to reflect the current best estimates.

(o) Segment Reporting

i. Primary Business Segments

The Company is primarily engaged in a single segment business of providing support services including marine, construction and diving services to offshore oilfields in India and abroad, and accordingly, this is the only primary reportable segment.

ii. Secondary Geographical Segments

Secondary segmental reporting is based on geographical location of the client. The geographical segment has been disclosed based on revenues within India and revenues outside India.

(p) Earnings per Share

Basic earnings per share are calculated by dividing the net profit for the period attributable to equity shareholders by the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the period. For the purpose of calculating diluted earnings per share, the net profit for the period attributable to equity shareholders and the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period are adjusted for the effects of diluted potential equity shares, if any. The Company does not have any diluted equity shares as at the period end.

(q) Contingent liabilities

A contingent liability is a possible obligation that arises from past events whose existence will be confirmed by the occurrence or non-occurrence of one or more uncertain future events beyond the control of the company or a present obligation that is not recognized because it is not probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation. A contingent liability also arises in extremely rare cases where there is a liability that cannot be recognized because it cannot be measured reliably. The company does not recognize a contingent liability but discloses its existence in the financialstatements.


Mar 31, 2012

(a) Change in accounting policy

Presentation and disclosure of financial statements

During the year ended 31 March 2012, the revised Schedule VI notified under the Companies Act 1956, has become applicable to the company, for preparation and presentation of its financial statements. Except accounting for dividend on investments in subsidiary companies (see below), the adoption of revised Schedule VI does not impact recognition and measurement principles followed for preparation of financial statements. However, it has significant impact on presentation and disclosures made in the financial statements. The company has also reclassified the previous year figures in accordance with the requirements applicable in the current year.

Dividend on investment in subsidiary companies

Till the year ended 31 March 2011, the company, in accordance with the pre-revised Schedule VI requirement, was recognizing dividend declared by subsidiary companies after the reporting date in the current year's statement of profit and loss if such dividend pertained to the period ending on or before the reporting date. The revised Schedule VI, applicable for financial years commencing on or after 1 April 2011, does not contain this requirement. Hence, to comply with AS 9 Revenue Recognition, the company has changed its accounting policy for recognition of dividend income from subsidiary companies. In accordance with the revised policy, the company recognizes dividend as income only when the right to receive the same is established by the reporting date.

(b) Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the results of operations during the reporting period. Although these estimates are based upon management's best knowledge of current events and actions, actual results could differ from these estimates.

(c) Tangible Fixed Assets

Fixed assets are stated at cost, net of accumulated depreciation and impairment losses if any. Cost comprises the purchase price and any attributable cost of bringing the asset to its working condition for its intended use. Gains or losses arising from derecognition of fixed assets are measured as the difference between the net disposal proceeds and the carrying amount of the asset and are recognized in the statement of profit and loss when the asset is derecognized.

Assets held for disposal are stated at lower of their net book value or net realisable value and are shown separately in financial statements.

(d) Depreciation on tangible fixed assets

Depreciation is provided using the Straight Line Method as per the useful lives of the assets estimated by the management, which is higher than at the rates prescribed under schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956.

Machinery/ insurance spares are depreciated over the balance useful life of the respective asset or the mother vessel, whichever is lower. Fixed assets individually costing less than Rs. 5 thousand are fully depreciated in the year of purchase.

(e) Intangible assets

Computer software is capitalised and amortised on a straight-line basis over its useful life, which is estimated as five years.

(f) Impairment of tangible and intangible assets

The carrying amounts of all assets are reviewed at each balance sheet date, if there is any indication of impairment based on internal / external factors, whether they are recorded in excess of their recoverable amounts, and where carrying values exceed this estimated recoverable amount, assets are written down to their recoverable amount. The recoverable amount is the greater of the asset's net selling price and value in use. In assessing value in use, the estimated future cash flows are discounted to their present value using a pre-tax discount rate that reflects current market assessments of the time value of money and the risks specific to the asset. In determining net selling price, recent market transactions are taken into account, if available. If no such transactions can be identified, an appropriate valuation model is used.

(g) Investments

Investments which are readily realisable and intended to be held for not more than a year are classified as current investments. All other investments are classified as long-term investments. Current investments are carried at lower of cost and fair value determined on an individual investment basis. Long-term investments are carried at cost. However, provision for diminution in value is made to recognise a decline other than temporary in the value of the investments.

(h) Inventories

Inventories consist of stores and consumables for use in running of fleets. These are valued at lower of cost and net realizable value. Cost is determined on weighted average basis. Inventory items individually costing less than Rs 5 thousand are charged to consumption.

(i) Cash and cash equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents in cash flow statement comprise cash in hand and at bank in current and foreign currency accounts. Term deposits having maturity of three months or less are considered as cash equivalents.

(j) Retirement and other employee benefits

i. Retirement benefits in the form of Provident Fund are a defined contribution scheme and the contributions are charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss for the year when the contributions to the respective funds are due. There are no other obligations other than the contribution payable to the respective fund.

ii. Contribution to Superannuation Fund, a defined contribution scheme, is made to the Life Insurance Corporation of India, as per the arrangement with them, and the contributions are charged to the Statement of Profit and Loss for the year when the contributions to the respective funds are due.

iii. Gratuity, a defined benefit scheme is covered by a Group Gratuity cum Life Assurance Policy with Life Insurance Corporation of India ("LIC"). Annual contribution to the fund as determined by LIC is expensed in the year of contribution. The shortfall between the accumulated funds available with LIC and liability as determined on the basis of an actuarial valuation is provided for as at the year-end. The actuarial valuation is done as per projected unit credit method. Actuarial gains/losses are immediately taken to statement of profit and loss as per projected unit credit method and are not deferred.

iv. Short term compensated absences are provided for based on estimates.

v. The company treats accumulated leave expected to be carried forward beyond twelve months, as long-term employee benefit for measurement purposes. Such long-term compensated absences are provided for based on the actuarial valuation using the projected unit credit method at the year-end. Actuarial gains/losses are immediately taken to the statement of profit and loss and are not deferred.

(k) Foreign Currency transactions

i. Initial recognition

Foreign currency transactions are recorded in the reporting currency by applying, to the foreign currency amount, the exchange rate between the reporting currency and the foreign currency at the date of the transaction.

ii. Conversion

Foreign currency monetary items are reported using the closing rate. Non-monetary items which are carried in terms of historical cost denominated in a foreign currency are reported using the exchange rate at the date of the transaction.

iii. Exchange differences

Exchange differences arising on the settlement of monetary items at rates different from those at which they were initially recorded during the period, or reported in previous financial statements, are recognised as income or as expenses in the period in which they arise.

iv. Forward Exchange Contracts not intended for trading or speculation purposes

The premium or discount arising at the inception of forward exchange contracts is amortised as expense or income over the life of the contract. Exchange differences on such contracts are recognised in the statement of profit and loss in the period in which the exchange rates change. Any profit or loss arising on cancellation or renewal of forward exchange contract is recognised as income or as expense for the period.

(l) Income Tax

Tax expense comprises of Current Tax. Current Income tax liability on shipping income is determined based on the net tonnage of each of its vessels, in accordance with section 115VT of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Income other than shipping income is taxed in accordance with the other provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Further, with the applicability of above section, there is no timing difference between taxable and book profit. Therefore, there is no deferred tax.

(m) Revenue Recognition

Revenue is recognized to the extent that it is probable that the economic benefits will flow to the Company and the revenue can be reliably measured.

i. Charter hire income

Charter hire income comprises income from charter hire of multi-support vessels and income from supply of marine and diving crew and services. Charter hire revenues are recognised at contracted rates over the charter period. Revenues from supply of crew and services are classified as other operating revenue and recognised on rendering of the service, based on day rate charges as per the terms of the agreements.

ii. Interest

Revenue is recognized on a time proportion basis taking into account the amount outstanding and the rate applicable.

iii. Claims

Claims are accounted when it is reasonably certain that the ultimate collections will be received.

iv. Rental income

Rental income is accrued on time basis, by reference to agreements entered.

(n) Operating lease

Leases where the leaser effectively retains substantially all the risks and benefits of the ownership of the lease term, are classified as operating leases. Operating lease payments are recognised as an expense in the Profit and Loss Account on a straight line basis over the lease term.

(o) Provisions

A provision is recognised when the Company has a present obligation as a result of past event and it is probable that an outflow of resources embodying economic benefits, will be required to settle the obligation, in respect of which a reliable estimate can be made. Provisions are not discounted to its present value and are determined based on best estimate required to settle the obligation at the balance sheet date. These are reviewed at each balance sheet date and adjusted to reflect the current best estimates.

(p) Segment Reporting

i. Primary Business Segments

The Company is primarily engaged in a single segment business of providing support services including marine, construction and diving services to offshore oilfields in India and abroad, and accordingly, this is the only primary reportable segment.

ii. Secondary Geographical Segments

Secondary segmental reporting is based on geographical location of the client. The geographical segment has been disclosed based on revenues within India and revenues outside India.

(q) Earnings per Share

Basic earnings per share are calculated by dividing the net profit for the period attributable to equity shareholders by the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the period. For the purpose of calculating diluted earnings per share, the net profit for the period attributable to equity shareholders and the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period are adjusted for the effects of diluted potential equity shares, if any. The Company does not have any diluted equity shares as at the period end.

(r) Contingent liabilities

A contingent liability is a possible obligation that arises from past events whose existence will be confirmed by the occurrence or non-occurrence of one or more uncertain future events beyond the control of the company or a present obligation that is not recognized because it is not probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation. A contingent liability also arises in extremely rare cases where there is a liability that cannot be recognized because it cannot be measured reliably. The company does not recognize a contingent liability but discloses its existence in the financial statements.

(b) Terms/rights attached to equity shares

The company has only one class of equity shares having par value of Rs 10 per share. Each holder of equity shares is entitled to one vote per share. The company declares and pays dividends in Indian rupees. The dividend proposed by the Board of Directors is subject to the approval of the shareholders in the ensuing

General Meeting.

In the event of liquidation of the company, the holders of equity shares will be entitled to receive remaining assets of the company, after distribution of all preferential amounts. The distribution will be in proportion to the number of equity shares held by the shareholders.


Mar 31, 2011

(a) Basis of preparation

The financial statements have been prepared to comply in all material respects in respects with the Notified accounting standard by Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006, as amended and the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956. The financial statements have been prepared under the historical cost convention on an accrual basis. The accounting policies applied by the Company are consistent with those used in the previous year.

(b) Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the results of operations during the reporting period. Although these estimates are based upon management's best knowledge of current events and actions, actual results could differ from these estimates.

(c ) Fixed Assets

Fixed assets are stated at cost, less accumulated depreciation and impairment losses if any. Cost comprises the purchase price and any attributable cost of bringing the asset to its working condition for its intended use.

(e) Impairment

The carrying amounts of all assets are reviewed at each balance sheet date if there is any indication of impairment based on internal / external factors. An impairment loss is recognized wherever the carrying amount of an asset exceeds its recoverable amount. The recoverable amount is the greater of the asset's net selling price and value in use. In assessing value in use, the estimated future cash flows are discounted to their present value using a pre- tax discount rate that reflects current market assessments of the time value of money and risks specific to the asset.

(f) Investments

Investments that are readily realisable and intended to be held for not more than a year are classified as current investments. All other investments are classified as long-term investments. Current investments are carried at lower of cost and fair value determined on an individual investment basis. Long-term investments are carried at cost. However, provision for diminution in value is made to recognise a decline other than temporary in the value of the investments.

(g) Inventories

Inventories consist of stores and consumables for use in running of fleets. These are valued at lower of cost and net realizable value. Cost is determined on weighted average basis.

(h) Cash and cash equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents in cash flow statement comprise cash in hand and at bank in current and foreign currency accounts. Term deposits having original maturity of three months or less are considered as cash equivalents.

(i) Retirement and other employee benefits

i. Retirement benefits in the form of Provident Fund is a defined contribution scheme and the contributions are charged to the Profit and Loss Account of the year when the contributions to the respective funds are due. There are no other obligations other than the contribution payable to the respective fund.

ii. Contribution to Superannuation Fund, a defined contribution scheme is made to the Life Insurance Corporation of India, as per the arrangement with them, and charged to Profit and Loss Account when incurred.

iii. Gratuity, a defined benefit scheme is covered by a Group Gratuity cum Life Assurance Policy with Life Insurance Corporation of India ("LIC"). Annual contribution to the fund as determined by LIC is expensed in the year of contribution. The shortfall between the accumulated funds available with LIC and liability as determined on the basis of an actuarial valuation is provided for as at the year-end. The actuarial valuation is done as per projected unit credit method. Actuarial gains/losses are immediately taken to profit and loss account and are not deferred.

iv. Long term compensated absences are provided for based on actuarialvaluation. The actuarial valuation is done as per projected unit credit method.

(j) Foreign Currency transactions

i. Foreign currency transactions are recorded in the reporting currency by applying, to the foreign currency amount, the exchange rate between the reporting currency and the foreign currency at the date of the transaction. Foreign currency monetary items are reported using the closing rate. Non-monetary items which are carried in terms of historical cost denominated in a foreign currency are reported using the exchange rate at the date of the transaction.Exchange differences arising on the settlement of monetary items or on reporting such monetary items of Company at rates different from those at which they were initially recorded during the year, or reported in previous financial statements, are recognised as income or as expenses in the year in which they arise.

ii. Forward Exchange Contracts not intended for trading or speculation purposes - The premium or discount arising at the inception of forward exchange contracts is amortised as expense or income over the life of the contract. Exchange differences on such contracts are recognised in the statement of profit and loss in the period in which the exchange rates change. Any profit or loss arising on cancellation or renewal of forward exchange contract is recognised as income or as expense for the period.

(k) Income Tax

Tax expense comprises of Current Income Tax. Current Income tax liability on shipping income is determined based on the net tonnage of each of its vessels, in accordance with section 115VT of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Income other than shipping income is taxed in accordance with the other provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Further, with the applicability of above section, there is no timing difference between taxable and book profit. Therefore, there is no deferred tax.

(l) Revenue Recognition

Revenue is recognized to the extent that it is probable that the economic benefits will flow to the Company and the revenue can be reliably measured.

i. Charter hire income

Charter hire income comprises income from charter hire of multi-support vessels and income from supply of marine and diving crew and services. Charter hire revenues are recognised at contracted rates over the charter period. Revenues from supply of crew and services are recognised on rendering of the service, based on day rate charges as per the terms of the agreements.

ii. Interest

Revenue is recognized on a time proportion basis taking into account the amount outstanding and the rate applicable.

iii. Claims

Claims are accounted when it is reasonably certain that the ultimate collections will be received.

(m) Operating lease

In case of assets taken on lease

Leases where the lessor effectively retains substantially all the risks and benefits of the ownership of the lease term, are classified as operating leases. Operating lease payments are recognised as an expense in the Profit and Loss Account on a straight line basis over the lease term.

In case of assets given on sub-lease

The Company has leased out part of office premises on operating lease. The total lease term is for a period of 60 months out of which there is a lock-in period of initial 36 months with non-renewable condition after 60 months.

(n) Provisions

A provision is recognised when the Company has a present obligation as a result of past event and it is probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation, in respect of which a reliable estimate can be made. Provisions are not discounted to its present value and are determined based on best estimate required to settle the obligation at the balance sheet date. These are reviewed at each balance sheet date and adjusted to reflect the current best estimates.

(o) Segment Reporting

Primary Business Segments

The Company is primarily engaged in a single segment business of providing support services including marine, construction and diving services to offshore oilfields in India and abroad, and accordingly, this is the only primary reportable segment.

Geographical Segments

Secondary segmental reporting is based on geographical location of the vessel. The geographical segment has been disclosed based on revenues within India and revenues outside India.

(p) Earnings per Share

Basic earnings per share are calculated by dividing the net profit for the period attributable to equity shareholders by the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the period. For the purpose of calculating diluted earnings per share, the net profit for the period attributable to equity shareholders and the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period are adjusted for the effects of diluted potential equity shares, if any. The Company does not have any diluted equity shares as at the period end.


Mar 31, 2010

(a) Basis of preparation

The financial statements have been prepared to comply in all material respects in respects with the Notified accounting standard by Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006, as amended and the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 1956, The financial statements have been prepared under the historical cost convention on an accrual basis. The accounting policies applied by the Company are consistent with those used in the previous year.

(b) Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the results of operations during the reporting period. Although these estimates are based upon managements best knowledge of current events and actions, actual results could differ from these estimates.

(c) Fixed Assets

Fixed assets are stated at cost, less accumulated depreciation and impairment losses if any, Cost comprises the purchase price and any attributable cost of bringing the asset to its working condition for its intended use.

(d) Depreciation and amortisation

Depreciation is provided using the Straight Line Method as per the useful lives of the assets estimated by the management, which is higher than at the rates prescribed under schedule XIV of the Companies Act, 1956 .

Assets Useful life (In Years)

Fleet 15 to 20

Fleet Equipments 3 to 7

Furniture 10

Office Equipments and Computers 5 Vehicles 4

Machinery/ insurance spares are depreciated over the balance useful life of the respective asset or the mother vessel, whichever is lower. Fixed assets individually costing less than Rs. 5 thousand are fully depreciated in the year of purchase, Computer software is capitalised and amortised on a straight-line basis over its useful life, which is estimated as five years.

(e) Impairment

The carrying amounts of all assets are reviewed at each balance sheet date, if there is any indication of impairment based on internal / external factors, whether they are recorded in excess of their recoverable amounts, and where carrying values exceed this estimated recoverable amount, assets are written down to their recoverable amount, The recoverable amount is the greater of the assets net selling price and value in use,

(f) Investments

Investments that are readily realisable and intended to be held for not more than a year are classified as current investments, All other investments are classified as long-term investments. Current investments are carried at lower of cost and fair value determined on an individual investment basis. Long-term investments are carried at cost. However, provision for diminution in value is made to recognise a decline other than temporary in the value of the investments,

(g) Inventories

Inventories consist of stores and consumables for use in running of fleets, These are valued at lower of cost and net realizable value, Cost is determined on weighted average basis. Inventory items individually costing less than Rs 5 thousand are charged to consumption,

(h) Cash and cash equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents in cash flow statement comprise cash in hand and at bank in current and foreign currency accounts, Term deposits having maturity of three months or less are considered as cash equivalents,

(i) Retirement and other employee benefits

i, Retirement benefits in the form of Provident Fund is a defined contribution scheme and the contributions are charged to the Profit and Loss Account of the year when the contributions to the respective funds are due. There are no other obligations other than the contribution payable to the respective fund.

ii, Contribution to Superannuation Fund, a defined contribution scheme is made to the Life Insurance Corporation of India, as per the arrangement with them,

iii. Gratuity, a defined benefit scheme is covered by a Group Gratuity cum Life Assurance Policy with Life Insurance Corporation of India ("LIC"). Annual contribution to the fund as determined by LIC is expensed in the year of contribution. The shortfall between the accumulated funds available with LIC and liability as determined on the basis of an actuarial valuation is provided for as at the year-end, The actuarial valuation is done as per projected unit credit method, Actuarial gains/losses are immediately taken to profit and loss account and are not deferred.

iv. Short term compensated absences are provided for based on estimates.

(j) Foreign Currency transactions

i. Foreign currency transactions are recorded in the reporting currency by applying, to the foreign currency amount, the exchange rate between the reporting currency and the foreign currency at the date of the transaction, Foreign currency monetary items are reported using the closing rate, Non-monetary items which are carried in terms of historical cost denominated in a foreign currency are reported using the exchange rate at the date of the transaction.

Exchange differences arising on the settlement of monetary items not covered above or on reporting monetary items of the Company at rates different from those at which they were initially recorded during the period, or reported in previous financial statements, are recognised as income or as expenses in the period in which they arise.

ii. Forward Exchange Contracts not intended for trading or speculation purposes. The premium or discount arising at the inception of forward exchange contracts is amortised as expense or income over the life of the contract Exchange differences on such contracts are recognised in the statement of profit and loss in the period in which the exchange rates change. Any profit or loss arising on cancellation or renewal of forward exchange contract is recognised as income or as expense for the period.

(k) Income Tax

Tax expense comprises of Current and Fringe Benefit Tax. Current Income tax liability on shipping income is determined based on the net tonnage of each of its vessels, in accordance with section 115VT of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Income other than shipping income is taxed in accordance with the other provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Further, with the applicability of above section, there is no timing difference between taxable and book profit. Therefore, there is no deferred tax,

Fringe Benefit tax is measured at the amount expected to be paid to the tax authorities in accordance with the Income Tax Act 1961.

(l) Revenue Recognition

Revenue is recognized to the extent that it is probable that the economic benefits will flow to the Company and the revenue can be reliably measured.

i. Charter hire income

Charter hire income comprises income from charter hire of multi-support vessels and income from supply of marine and diving crew and services. Charter hire revenues are recognised at contracted rates over the charter period. Revenues from supply of crew and services are recognised on rendering of the service, based on day rate charges as per the terms of the agreements.

ii. Interest

Revenue is recognized on a time proportion basis taking into account the amount outstanding and the rate applicable.

iii. Claims

Claims are accounted when it is reasonably certain that the ultimate collections will be received.

(m) Operating lease

Leases where the lessor effectively retains substantially all the risks and benefits of the ownership of the lease term, are classified as operating leases. Operating lease payments are recognised as an expense in the Profit and Loss Account on a straight line basis over the lease term,

(n) Provisions

A provision is recognised when the Company has a present obligation as a result of past event and it is probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation, in respect of which a reliable estimate can be made. Provisions are not discounted to its present value and are determined based on best estimate required to settle the obligation at the balance sheet date. These are reviewed at each balance sheet date and adjusted to reflect the current best estimates.

(o) Segment Reporting

i. Primary Business Segments

The Company is primarily engaged in a single segment business of providing support services including marine, construction and diving services to offshore oilfields in India and abroad, and accordingly, this is the only primary reportable segment.

ii. Geographical Segments

Secondary segmental reporting is based on geographical location of the vessel. The geographical segment has been disclosed based on revenues within India and revenues outside India.

(p) Earnings per Share

Basic earnings per share are calculated by dividing the net profit for the period attributable to equity shareholders by the weighted average number of equity shares outstanding during the period. For the purpose of calculating diluted earnings per share, the net profit for the period attributable to equity shareholders and the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period are adjusted for the effects of diluted potential equity shares, if any. The Company does not have any diluted equity shares as at the period end.

 
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