Our capital expenditures relate to the purchase of vessels and capital improvements to our vessels which are expected to enhance the revenue earning capabilities and safety of these vessels.
In addition to acquisitions that we may undertake in future periods, the Company's other major capital expenditures include funding the Company's maintenance program of regularly scheduled drydocking necessary to preserve the quality of our vessels as well as to comply with international shipping standards and environmental laws and regulations. Although the Company has some flexibility regarding the timing of its dry docking, the costs are relatively predictable. Management anticipates that vessels are to be drydocked every two and a half years. Funding of these requirements is anticipated to be met with cash from operations. We anticipate that this process of recertification will require us to reposition these vessels from a discharge port to shipyard facilities, which will reduce our available days and operating days during that period.
Drydocking costs incurred are amortized to expense on a straight-line basis over the period through the date the next drydocking for those vessels are scheduled to occur. One vessel was drydocked in the three months ended June 30, 2012. The following table represents certain information about the estimated costs for anticipated vessel drydockings in the next four quarters, along with the anticipated off-hire days:
|Quarter Ending||Off-hire Days (1)||Projected Costs (2)|
|September 30, 2012||--||--|
|December 31, 2012||--||--|
|March 31, 2013||22||$0.60 million|
|June 30, 2013||22||$0.60 million|
|(1) Actual duration of drydocking will vary based on the condition of the vessel, yard schedules and other factors.|
|(2) Actual costs will vary based on various factors, including where the drydockings are actually performed.|
Summary Consolidated Financial and Other Data: