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List of all shark attacks in South Province

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 17 shark attacks in South Province. Out of those, 8 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 47.06%. 15 attacks came out of the blue while 2 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Ricaudy Reef, Noumea 21-02-2016 19h00Kite surfingPuncture wounds to right thighNO 21yo Adrian *
Yate 18-02-2016 16h00SpearfishingForearm bittenNO 31yo male
Bourail 05-03-2009 11h30SurfingFATALYES 19yo Kevin Hannecart
Dumbéa 08-04-2007 16h00Tiger sharkSurfingLeft foot bittenNO 26yo Olivier Bertholom
Mont Dore 12-05-2000 Tiger sharks & bull sharks (20 sharks in all)Air Disaster - Piper aircraft crashed into the sea, killing all on boardSharks prevented recovery of remainsYES 3 people
l'Anse-Vata 31-12-1997 1.7 m sharkWindsurfingNo injury, board bumped & fin damagedNO Frederic Marechal
L'llot Maetre 30-11-1996 Attempting to attract dolphinsHand bittenNO female
Cap Goulvain 31-01-1994 FishingFATAL, right foot severedYES Laurent Manuireva
Ile Moro 31-07-1993 Fishing for lobstersFATALYES Thierry Kouathe
Île de Casey 28-02-1993 SwimmingHip bittenNO Frederic Dolbeau
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