There have been a total of 6 shark attacks in NEW BRITAIN. Out of those, 4 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 66.67%. 6 attacks came out of the blue while 0 have been provoked by humans.
|Butliwan Village, 15 miles north of Rabaul||22-08-1966||Midday||A pack of 6 sharks||Swimming||FATAL||YES||13yo Memilana Bokset (female - rescuer)|
|Butliwan Village, 15 miles north of Rabaul||22-08-1966||Midday||A pack of 6 sharks||Diving into water||FATAL||YES||9yo Loding Etwat (female)|
|Outside the reef off Moputu Village, near Talasea||09-10-1965||2 sharks involved||Spearfishing, shot a turtle||FATAL||YES||15yo Kaleva|
|Pomio||03-12-1963||Tiger shark||Spearfishing||FATAL, leg severely bitten||YES||22yo Patape|
|Rabaul||01-06-1961||Spearfishing||Minor injuries to arm||NO||male|
|Kokopo||16-05-1961||Collecting dynamited fish||Thumb & 2 fingers severed||NO||male|