Memories of Fishing Trawler Kotuku sinking in Foveaux Strait still vivid 15 years later

Widow Judy Hayward will visit the cemetery and gather together with some of those involved in the tragedy, just as she does most years. Hayward’s husband Ian (known as Shorty) was one of nine people aboard the fishing boat when it was hit by a rogue wave on the afternoon of May 13, 2006. Hayward remembers the day well. It was the day before Mother’s Day, Not long after she returned home, she had a visit from Woods’ partner. Hayward instantly knew something was wrong. “A surreal state takes over, and the feeling of being outside your physical body as the shock of it takes over. I can still hear information and conversations as if they are just happening.” >photos, click to read<  17:19

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