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List of all shark attacks in Red Sea

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 9 shark attacks in Red Sea. Out of those, 3 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 33.33%. 6 attacks came out of the blue while 3 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Elphinstone Reef 27-11-2008 MorningOceanic whitetip sharkScuba divingLacerations to fingersNO female diver
Daedalus Reef 26-09-2007 07h00Oceanic whitetip sharks were in the vicinitySwimmingSevere lacerations to lower left leg, ankle and footNO 18 or 20yo Kristina Aleksandrova
Safaga 10-08-1997 FishingSeriously injuredNO 17yo Nagah Attalah Al Sayed
Safaga 10-08-1997 Thought to involve an oceanic whitetip shark or a white sharkFishingFATALYES 16yo Ayman Abul Hassan
North Beach, Eilat 06-09-1974 17h00Shortfin mako shark, 2.3 m [7.5']SwimmingBitten 12 times: multiple lacerations on hands, arms, shoulder breast thigh, both legs, left forearm surgically amputatedNO 20yo Beatrice Aharonowich
Southern end of the Sinai Peninsula 31-08-1973 Tiger sharkMassive wound on right thigh with femur exposedNO Soldier
A few miles south of Port Suez 15-01-1970 Air disasterFATALYES pilot of Israeli skyhawk
Southern part SpearfishingSpeared small shark, shark bit his thigh and/or buttock PROVOKED INCIDENTNO Jean Foucher-Createau
13-03-1966 The World Liberty and the tanker Mosli collided. The Halcyon Breeze sent a lifeboat to the rescue, but it was smashed, throwing 6 men in the water.FATALYES
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