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List of all shark attacks in West New Britain Province

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 7 shark attacks in West New Britain Province. Out of those, 2 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 28.57%. 7 attacks came out of the blue while 0 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

West Nakanai, Talasea FishingSlight lacerations to legNO 20yo male
Bulu, Talasea SpearfishingFATAL, back & buttocks bittenYES male
Kalapiai, Kombe FishingMinor injuriesNO male
Kombe, Talasea Several sharks involvedSpearfishingFATAL, severe abdominal injuriesYES male
Volupai, Talasea SwimmingLeg & abdomen laceratedNO 12yo boy
Poi, Kombe Talasea Spear fishingMinor injuriesNO male
East Nakanai, Talasea Collecting shellsLeg & foot injuredNO 26yo male
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