G&A for the quarter was $2.3 million including non-cash charge related to restricted share agreements for our management and board of directors. G&A for the quarter include $0.3 million related to the offer to acquire Saga Tankers. G&A for the third quarter of 2010 was $2.1 million.
Net financial expenses of $1.9 million for the quarter included a net non-cash gain on interest rate swaps of $0.7 million compared with $3.7 million in net financial expenses for the same quarter of 2010. The decline in net financial expense is mainly due to the expiry of an interest rate swap in October 2010.
We had a net loss for the quarter of $52.8 million or $0.82 per diluted share. Adjusted for the non-cash impairment charge, net income for the quarter was $3.3 million, or $0.05 per share compared to net income of $3.6 million or $0.07 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2010. After adjusting for the non-cash impairment charge and non-cash financial items related to interest rate swaps, net income for the quarter was $2.9 million or $0.5 per diluted share compared to $3.5 million or $0.07 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2010. Operating cash flow after debt service 1 was a negative $13.9 million as a result of the $24 million voluntary prepayment under the RBS credit agreement or $(0.22) per share compared to a positive $10.6 million or $0.22 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2010. Operating cash flow in the third quarter of 2011 excluding the $24 million voluntary debt prepayment was $10.1 million, or $0.16 per share.
For the third quarter of 2011, net cash flows provided by operating activities were $5.6 million, compared to $8.9 million for the prior-year period. Lower net income and use of cash for operating assets mainly related to the difference in the recording date for prepaid charter hire during the third quarter of 2011 compared with the same period of 2010 was partially offset by the non-cash impairment charge and higher depreciation during the third quarter of 2011.