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.
|Rapindik Beach, Rabaul||Fishing||Both hands bitten while helping companion land speared shark PROVOKED INCIDENT||NO||male|
|Barawon Beach, near Rabaul||28-02-1967||3.7 m [12'] shark||Leg bitten||NO||14yo black male|
|30-09-1965||Wading||Toe severed||NO||27yo John Guge|
|Near Rabaul||16-06-1964||2.4 m [8'] shark||Fishing||No injury to occupant, shark lifted canoe's outrigger||NO||canoe, occupant: Herman Taman|
|04-11-1963||6' shark||Wading||Thigh lacerated||NO||Tule|
|East Nakanai, Talasea||30-09-1960||Collecting shells||Injuries to leg & foot||NO||26yo|
|Matupi||01-06-1908||Allegedly a 33-foot shark||.||Remains of 3 humans recovered from shark, but shark involvement prior to death unconfirmed||YES|