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List of all shark attacks in pacific-ocean

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 19 shark attacks in PACIFIC OCEAN. Out of those, 8 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 42.11%. 4 attacks came out of the blue while 15 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

20-03-1972 FishingArm bitten by hooked shark PROVOKED INCIDENTNO 33yo John Fairfax
14' sharkFishingFATAL, remains recovered from 2 sharksYES male, a cook
FATALYES 8 US airmen in the water, 1 was bitten by a shark
Off Central American coast at 8N.79W 11h00Moving shark from tuna vessel when boat rolled, placing both man & shark in chest-deep waterRight arm punctured, finger lacerated PROVOKED INCIDENTNO 29yo Charles Kaufmann
InvalidB-24 crashed during a search mission. Survivors in raft for 47 daysSurvivedNO Louis Zamperini & Russell Phillips
Between Esmeraldas & Salinas 17h30Ditched aircraft, 3 men in the water. Swam for 31 hours1 man survived & was rescued, sharks took the corpses of the two men that perishedYES Colonel B. & Sub-Lieutenant D.
In rubber dinghy with Captain Eddie Rickenbacker for 21 days.One man drove a knife through rubberized canvas trying to stab a shark & it injured him with its tail PROVOKED INCIDENTNO male
Royal Hawaiian skymaster DC-6B aircraft went down with 58 passenger & crewRecuers fought sharks for the bodiesNO
The USS Wahoo torpedoes & sank the Japanese troop transport Buyo MaruFATALYES Japanese seamen
Japanese freighter Bokuyo Maru burned & sankThought to have been taken by a sharkYES 3yo child
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