An appeal to support seafarers and their families impacted by the crisis in Ukraine has been launched by the Seafarers International Relief Fund (SIRF).

The SIRF, which was established in 2021 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic in India, said the TK Foundation has already donated $50,000 to the fund. The foundation was set up to fulfil the mission of Teekay Tankers founder J Torben Karlshoej to help disadvantaged youth succeed in the maritime industry.