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List of all shark attacks in Maputo Province

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 8 shark attacks in Maputo Province. Out of those, 3 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 37.50%. 6 attacks came out of the blue while 2 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Ponta do Ouro 21-12-2009 16h30Zambesi shark, 2mSwimmingMultiple lacerations to right torso & arm. Defense wounds on handsNO 27yo Peter Fraser
Ponta do Ouro 13-01-1998 13h15Small dusky shark or blackfin sharkSurfingLeg bittenNO 23yo Roberto Zornada
Inhaca Island 03-09-1972 Questionable incidentSwimmingFeet injuredNO 20yo Yvonne Vladislavick
Lourenco Marques QuestionableSanna may have drowned; his hand (identified by ring on finger) found in a shark at the marketNO Captain Sanna
Xefina Island, Bay of Maputo SwimmingFATAL, died in Lourenco Marques HospitalYES Xyo a Portuguese soldier
Off Inhaca Island 08h00Swimming ashore from fishing boat swamped and sunk by a squallSuttie's lower abdomen was bitten, Murray disappeared (presumed drowned)YES 33 & 26yo Eric Suttie & Peter Murray
Off Inhaca Island NightWreck of the tug MagellanFATALYES a South African sailor
Santa Maria Peninsula 31-12-1961 "A pack of sharks"SkindivingBumped by sharksNO 36yo Les Bishop
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