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List of all shark attacks in new-guinea

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 10 shark attacks in NEW GUINEA. Out of those, 6 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 60.00%. 9 attacks came out of the blue while 1 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Bagalina, North coast Misima Island FATALYES small girl
Uga, Banaira, Milne Bay 1.4 m [4.5'] sharkDragging banana seeds through the shallowsLeft calf & right thigh bittenNO male
Sabara Island, Calvados Chain 11.4S, 153E FATALYES Anonymous
Manam Island FATALYES
Finschafen Fishing, holding fish in right handRight hand bittenNO male
Kerpuna SwimmingFATAL. One man's abdomen removed, the other received severe multiple injuries.YES 2 males
Fell overboard from USS WardFATALYES sailor
Off Gaire Village 08-01-1965 4.9 m [16'] whalerFree divingFATALYES 30yo Lohia Raho, a male
Toro Passage 31-10-1960 1.4 m [4'6"] blacktip sharkLeft wrist bitten by netted shark placed in bottom of dinghy PROVOKED INCIDENTNO Fisheries trainee
29-03-1878 "Fearfully injured"NO
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