Cash used in investing activities was $1.8 million for the third quarter of 2011 mainly due to the DHT Chris completing its special survey and dry-dock during the period. There were no investments during the same period of 2010.
Cash flows used in financing activities was $31.7 million mainly related to voluntary prepayment of $24 million in long term debt and the payment of dividends. This compared to net cash flows used in financing activities of $4.9 million for the third quarter of 2010 which related to the payment of dividends.
At the end of the third quarter of 2011, our cash balance was $45.4 million compared with $58.6 million at December 31, 2010. As of the date of our most recent compliance certificates submitted for the third quarter, we remain in compliance with our financial covenants.
We declared a cash dividend of $0.03 per share for the third quarter payable on November 16, 2011 for shareholders of record as of November 8, 2011.Results for the first nine months of 2011 For the nine month period ending September 30, 2011, our company had revenues of $74.8 million, compared to revenues of $66.8 million for the prior-year period. For the nine month periods ending September 30, 2011 and 2010 there was no profit sharing under our profit-sharing arrangements. The increase in revenues was mainly due to the addition of three vessels to our fleet during the first half of 2011. The DHT Phoenix was delivered to us on March 2, 2011 and entered the Tankers International Pool on April 14, 2011. The DHT Eagle was delivered to us on May 27, 2011 and is employed on a two year time charter at $32,300 net per day. The Venture Spirit was delivered on May 16, 2011 and is employed in the Tankers International Pool. Our vessels were on-hire 99.6 % for the nine month period. This does not include planned off-hire during the period related to the DHT Ann and DHT Chris completing their special surveys and dry-docks. Voyage expenses of $1.3 million in the nine months of 2011 relate to bunker consumption to reposition the newly acquired DHT Phoenix to enter the Tankers International Pool. There were no similar expenses during the corresponding period of 2010. Vessel expenses for the nine month period ending September 30, 2011 were $23.2 million compared to $22.9 million for the prior-year period. The increase is a direct reflection of fleet expansion during the first half of 2011. Charter hire expense for the 2011 period was $3.7 million related to the charter in of the Venture Spirit. There was no charter hire expense during the corresponding period in 2010.