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List of all shark attacks in Luzon Island

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 13 shark attacks in Luzon Island. Out of those, 7 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 53.85%. 9 attacks came out of the blue while 4 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Villamar, Caoayan 10-03-2017 10' sharkSpearfishingRight thigh injuredNO 25yo Benan Reintegrado
Inner Harbor, Olongapo Bathing alongside US Naval shipFoot bittenNO sailor, a boatswain's mate from the Piscataqua
Polinao Point, Manila 6 m [20'] sharkSwimmingCalf removed, not known if he survivedNO Lieut. James H. Stewart
Olongapo Harbor, Subic Bay BathingRight foot severedNO a sailor from the U.S.S. Galveston
Bataan Fishing, hooked shark towed boat out to sea, storm swamped boatFATAL, due to drowning PROVOKED INCIDENTYES Nicaso Balanoba & Julian Dona
Bondoc Peninsula Sea disaster55 perished, some were taken by sharksYES Inter island ferry Negros foundered during a typhoon
Fort Frank, Manila Bay 15h00SwimmingFATAL, abdomen severely lacerated, taken by seaplane to hospital in Corrigedor but diedYES 21yo Marcellus T. Abernathy, a US soldier in the 9th Coast Artillery
Bohol FATALYES 23yo Bartolome Mangubat
Canacao Bay 17h45SwimmingFATAL, abdominal cavity removedYES E.E., water tender of the U.S.S. Dale
Manila Bay Row boat (from the gunboat Elcano) was sinking, put finger in holeFinger severedNO J.J. Dunlap
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