There have been a total of 7 shark attacks in INDIAN OCEAN. Out of those, 3 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 42.86%. 2 attacks came out of the blue while 5 have been provoked by humans.
|Between Straits of Malacca and Sri Lanka||Adrift on a 4' raft for 32 days||Sharks attacked raft & consumed the body of Ericsson after he died||YES||Ensio Tiira & Fred Ericsson, deserters from the French Foreign Legion|
|Bound from Cape Town for St. Helena||On 6-Nov-1942, the German submarine U-68 sank the City of Cairo 5 days from Cape Town, survivors took to lifeboats & rafts. On the 15th day, a fireman jumped over the stern & was taken by sharks||FATAL||YES||male|
|300 nm from shore||Invalid||H.M.S. Cornwall & H.M.S.Dorsetshire sunk by Japanese dive bombers. Officers & men in the water formed a circle with 60 of their dead in the center for 36 hours||Sharks were numerous & took corpses but made no attempts to harm the survivors.||NO|
|30-04-1943||Blue shark||ship torpedoed 400 miles off the African coas. Man was clinging to hatch cover||Leg, foot & arm bitten||NO||Clarence Master|
|10-10-1904||Fell overboard||FATAL||YES||Axel Slettsten|
|24-12-1888||Swimming||Foot severed||NO||E. Burnside|
|27-08-1877||Shark involvement prior to death unconfirmed||Partial human remains found in 13' shark||NO||female|