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List of all shark attacks in indian-ocean

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


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.




Non Fatal

Between Straits of Malacca and Sri Lanka Adrift on a 4' raft for 32 daysSharks attacked raft & consumed the body of Ericsson after he diedYES 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 sharksFATALYES male
300 nm from shore InvalidH.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 hoursSharks were numerous & took corpses but made no attempts to harm the survivors.NO
30-04-1943 Blue sharkship torpedoed 400 miles off the African coas. Man was clinging to hatch coverLeg, foot & arm bittenNO Clarence Master
10-10-1904 Fell overboardFATALYES Axel Slettsten
24-12-1888 SwimmingFoot severedNO E. Burnside
27-08-1877 Shark involvement prior to death unconfirmedPartial human remains found in 13' sharkNO female
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