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List of all shark attacks in Milne Bay Province

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 9 shark attacks in Milne Bay Province. Out of those, 4 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 44.44%. 8 attacks came out of the blue while 1 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Tewatewa Island 20-05-2002 Collecting beche-de-merWrist laceratedNO 14yo Billy Leonard
D'Entrecasteaux islands, 20 miles off the coast 31-12-1974 QuestionableScuba divingSaid to be fatal and involve a 4.6 m to 6 m [15' to 20'] tiger shark but incident highly questionableYES Dan Hogan
Kimuta, Renard Island Non-fatal, treated at Misima HospitalNO Anonymous
Samarai Island 12h00SpearfishingFATAL, left arm, shoulder & chest bittenYES 16yo Titus Tiso
Off Rossel Island, Louisiade Archipelago Tiger sharkWent over side of boat at trochus groundFATAL, arm & leg severed & shark smashed at his body with its tailYES Captain of cutter Hetabu
Samarai Island (south end) 13h002.4 m [8'] tiger shark caught 40 hours later with shorts of the boy in its gutSpearfishingFATAL, left leg severed at hip, left torso removedYES 19yo Patterson (John) Nikuniko
Uga, Banaira, Milne Bay 1.4 m [4.5'] sharkDragging banana seeds through the shallowsLeft calf & right thigh bittenNO male
21-08-1960 Free-divingLost left armNO "a native"
Taupota, Samarai 26-07-1960 P.M.SpearfishingArm severed, torso severely laceratedNO 25yo John Klaso
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