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List of all shark attacks in New Britain

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 8 shark attacks in New Britain. Out of those, 2 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 25.00%. 5 attacks came out of the blue while 3 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Rapindik Beach, Rabaul FishingBoth hands bitten while helping companion land speared shark PROVOKED INCIDENTNO male
Barawon Beach, near Rabaul 28-02-1967 3.7 m [12'] sharkLeg bittenNO 14yo black male
30-09-1965 WadingToe severedNO 27yo John Guge
Near Rabaul 16-06-1964 2.4 m [8'] sharkFishingNo injury to occupant, shark lifted canoe's outriggerNO canoe, occupant: Herman Taman
05-01-1964 Tiger sharkFishingFATALYES male
04-11-1963 6' sharkWadingThigh laceratedNO Tule
East Nakanai, Talasea 30-09-1960 Collecting shellsInjuries to leg & footNO 26yo
Matupi 01-06-1908 Allegedly a 33-foot shark.Remains of 3 humans recovered from shark, but shark involvement prior to death unconfirmedYES
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