Danica Crewing Specialists office in the Ukrainian port city of Odesa was damaged by a Russian missile attack on Tuesday night. 

Henrik Jensen, owner of Danica Maritime Services GmbH, said on Linkedin that the target of the attack was in the same block as the Danica office, with some of the missiles hitting the neighbouring buildings.

The building next to Danica office, together with the residential building behind, was severely damaged. Henrik Jensen’s apartment is in that building, but himself is not in Odesa. 

Danica office building, which is 100 meters away, also suffered damage with windows blown in and ceilings falling.

All Danica team members in Odesa are safe and unhurt but are currently not able to attend the office in the Ukrainian city. However, the company’s Ukrainian staff continue to perform their duties from home without interruption.

Henrik Jensen expressed his sincere deepest condolences to the families of the victims of the missile attack.

Jensen also said that ”my thoughts during these difficult times are with our staff in Ukraine, our seafarers, my neighbours, and all citizens of Odesa”.

Danica supplies crew – mainly senior officers – to first-class shipowners and managers around the globe.

With headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, Danica has its owned network of manning agencies in Ukraine, while in 2008 established its first office in Odesa.