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List of all shark attacks in mauritius

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 10 shark attacks in MAURITIUS. Out of those, 4 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 40.00%. 7 attacks came out of the blue while 3 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Le Goulet 22-10-2017 AfternoonSwimmingMinor injury to footNO male
19-11-2014 FishingFATAL, arm bitten by shark hauled on deck PROVOKED INCIDENTYES 39yo Rameshwar Ram Dhauro
Pointe aux Canonniers 21-04-1999 06h00Grey reef shark, 1.5 mSwimmingThigh bittenNO 41yo Sylvia Lanner
Belle-Mare 28-01-1999 Bull sharkSpearfishingLegs & torso injuredNO 47yo Rajkumar Mansaram
Mahebourg 05-01-1992 Grey reef sharkFishingSurvivedNO male
Port Louis Spearfishing, speared a small sharkRight foot lacerated by a larger shark. Lost several toes PROVOKED INCIDENTNO Bernard Montessier
Two miles from shore in Tamarind Bay Swimming to shore after a squall capsized their motorized shark fishing boatFive men were said to have been killed by sharksYES males, shark fishermen
05-02-1963 Laceration to right forearmNO 24yo Irené Rose
30-04-1864 Fell overboardFATALYES male from the whaler Albatross
31-03-1864 Fell overboardFATALYES cook from the Charleston
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