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List of all shark attacks in kiribati

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 6 shark attacks in KIRIBATI. Out of those, 4 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 66.67%. 4 attacks came out of the blue while 2 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

12-12-2013 Attempting to remove fishing net from submerged objectSevere injury to armNO 35yo male
Nikumaroro Island Sea Disaster, wreck of the SS Norwich City11 of her crew perished, most, possibly all, deaths were due to drowningYES
Canton Island 31-12-1955 DivingNo injuryNO Dusty Rhodes
Nonouti 31-12-1951 FATALYES Gilbertese fisherman
Flint Island 13-09-1891 Sea Disaster, canoes capsized in stormFATAL. Of 38 people in the water, 8 were killed by sharks & 1 man's leg was severedYES
Beru 14-06-1874 Escaping from blackbirding vesselFATALYES male
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