THE Sai Kung Dragon Boat Festival will take place at the Inner Port Shelter on June 24 as part of the local races despite the latest shark attack in the area. Organiser Lau Wan-hei said they were taking measures to prevent a tragedy. These include fishing boats with nets encircling the racing area and speed boats following the dragon boats during the event. The latest attack has prompted government officials and organisers of the international dragon boat races in Victoria Harbour to allay fears about contestants being endangered by sharks. Secretary for Recreation and Culture James So Yiu-cho believes there is no chance of sharks entering the harbour. ''I'm not worried about a shark attack at the event and it will go ahead,'' he said. Hongkong Tourist Association (HKTA), spokesman Penelope Byrne said: ''The races will definitely go ahead. It's unheard of for sharks to be in Victoria Harbour but all precautions will be taken.'' The HKTA is staging the event. This year's Dragon Boat Festival in Victoria Harbour will be staged on the weekend of July 3 and 4 alongside the Tsim Sha Tsui East waterfront.