Two shark nets at Shek O and Big Wave Bay are to be replaced after taking a battering during Typhoon Sally. Both nets were torn loose and one drifted several kilometres into Victoria Harbour. It had to be fished out of restricted waters off the airport runway. Bosses from the Natal Sharks Board of South Africa, awarded a $19.3 million contract last October to install nets at six eastern island beaches, flew in on Wednesday to inspect the damage. Director Graeme Charter yesterday said nets were being flown in for Shek O and Big Wave Bay and minor repairs were being made at Stanley Main, Hair Pin and Turtle Cove beaches. He said: 'Considerable damage was sustained as a result of the intense wave action generated by Typhoon Sally. No preventive action could be taken as it moved in very quickly and during the hours of darkness.' But legislator and Urban Councillor Fred Li Wah-ming said: 'We were given an assurance that the nets would stand firm, even during a typhoon No 10. 'I am shocked that Typhoon Sally did this. The matter will be raised at the next recreation select committee.' The Natal Sharks Board denied issuing any assurances or guarantees against typhoon damage. The replacement cost, yet to be worked out, is being met by the board since its contract with the Urban Services Department includes maintenance for up to one year. It has just put in a tender to continue maintaining the nets after October. Mr Charter anticipated both beaches would be in order within two weeks. An Urban Services spokesman said: 'We are very concerned about this, but we know typhoons cause damage.' The body of 59-year-old Law Hei-loy, who was lost when a fishing trip during Typhoon Sally, was found floating off Lamma Island.