Historical Shark Attacks In Coast Province, Kenya

Located along the Indian Ocean coastline in Kenya, the Coast Province is known for its beautiful beaches and clear waters.

The region is home to diverse marine life, making it popular for diving and snorkeling.

It's important to be cautious of sharks, especially in deeper waters.

While shark sightings are rare near shore and attacks are uncommon, it's advisable to follow local safety guidelines, and avoid swimming in murky waters or during dawn and dusk when sharks may be more active.

Organized shark-watching tours offer visitors a chance to observe these creatures from a safe distance, providing an exciting experience in the waters of Coast Province, Kenya.

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Understanding our data at Coast Province

In our comprehensive overview of coast province, the data presented in this article is compiled from a variety of public sources, providing a consolidated view of shark encounters by beach.

As you explore the data, it is important to note that while we have organized the information by specific areas, neighboring areas may also have their own detailed posts.

We encourage you to utilize the search function on our website to discover unique posts that may pertain to nearby locations.

Given the unpredictable and often chaotic circumstances surrounding shark attacks, some of the details within our tables have been inferred post-incident.

This is a common practice in the documentation of such events, due to factors like the rapid response required at the scene and the retrospective nature of assembling such data.

Our aim is to offer a resource that not only informs but also enhances awareness and safety practices for all who venture into the marine environment.

As you navigate through the information, we hope it serves as a reminder of the respect and caution that our florida beaches command.

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Recorded Attack #1

AreaCoast Province
LocationKilindini Harbor, Mombasa
Date1964-12-06
Year1964
TypeUnprovoked
CountryKenya
ActivityFishing With Hand Line Tied To Wrist & Was Pulled Into The Water
NameMusa Mohammed
SexM
Age10.0
InjuryFatal
FatalY
TimeN/A
SpeciesN/A

Recorded Attack #2

AreaCoast Province
LocationPort Kilindeni / Mombasa Harbor
Date1958-07-08
Year1958
TypeUnprovoked
CountryKenya
ActivitySwimming
NameTahei Nakatani, A Japanese Seaman From The Fishing Vessel Seiju Maru
SexM
Age21.0
InjuryFatal, Leg Severed
FatalY
TimeP.M.
SpeciesN/A
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Recorded Attack #3

AreaCoast Province
LocationMombasa
DateN/A
Year1948
TypeUnprovoked
CountryKenya
ActivityN/A
NameR.S. Draper, A Young British Soldier
SexM
AgeN/A
InjuryFatal
FatalY
TimeN/A
SpeciesN/A

Recorded Attack #4

AreaCoast Province
LocationKilindini Harbor, Mombasa
Date1947-05-13
Year1947
TypeUnprovoked
CountryKenya
ActivitySwimming
NameMerchant Seaman
SexM
AgeN/A
InjuryKnee Grazed
FatalN
TimeN/A
SpeciesN/A
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Recorded Attack #5

AreaCoast Province
LocationWatamu
Date1971-04-16
Year1971
TypeUnprovoked
CountryKenya
ActivitySwimming
NameA German Tourist
SexM
Age16.0
InjuryRight Foot Bitten
FatalN
TimeN/A
Species2 M [6'9] Shark

Recorded Attack #6

AreaCoast Province
LocationMama Ngina Beach, Mombasa
Date2011-09-17
Year2011
TypeUnprovoked
CountryKenya
ActivitySwimming
NameN/A
SexM
Age17
InjuryFatal
FatalY
TimeN/A
SpeciesN/A
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