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List of all shark attacks in New Ireland Province

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 15 shark attacks in New Ireland Province. Out of those, 8 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 53.33%. 13 attacks came out of the blue while 2 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Samo Plantation, east coast SpearfishingFATAL, lower abdomen removedYES 27yo Kiaploki, a male
Enuk Island FATAL, head & neck bittenYES Lamoman
Kulengei, southeast of Kalili, Kavieng Leg bitten, surgically amputatedNO Jalem
Enang , Kavieng Hand & shoulder bittenNO Olai
31-12-1969 FreedivingLacerations to backNO 15yo Mosley
30-04-1968 StandingLower leg severely laceratedNO 17yo Tamuk Gilaba
06-09-1967 DivingNo details, listed as PROVOKED INCIDENTNO Parang
Lambom Island 05-09-1967 SpearfishingFATALYES Parang
Lamassa Island, 16 miles from Lambon Island 31-08-1967 3.7 m [12'] sharkSpearfishingFATALYES 23yo Tony Kamage
31-10-1966 3.7 m [12'] sharkA father bathing his smallest daughter when the shark bumped her out of his arms and carried her into deep waterFATALYES 9 monthsyo Theresa Maineri
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