An inflatable fishing boat has survived an attack by a great white shark off Strandfontein. The boat was anchored two miles out to sea when the shark attacked. Its crew was fishing for smooth hound sharks, which are preyed upon by great whites. One of the passengers had just pulled a smooth hound on to the boat when a great white stuck its head out of the water and took hold of the side of the boat. The shark bit down, puncturing the boat, held on and thrashed for over a minute. The boat, 8m long and 3m wide, was carrying five passengers and its two owners, Kevin Overmeyer and Chad Battle.