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List of all shark attacks in papua-new-guinea

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 135 shark attacks in PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Out of those, 57 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 42.22%. 111 attacks came out of the blue while 24 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Madang 08-02-1996 FATALYES a father of six
Madang 08-02-1996 DivingLeg severed FATALYES 14yo schoolboy
Madang 08-02-1996 ThighNO College student
Kavieng 31-12-1988 7' silvertip sharkScuba diving, hand feeding sharksThigh & calf bittenNO Dinah Halstead
D'Entrecasteaux islands, 20 miles off the coast 31-12-1974 QuestionableScuba divingSaid to be fatal and involve a 4.6 m to 6 m [15' to 20'] tiger shark but incident highly questionableYES Dan Hogan
Kila Beach, Port Moresby 13h20Swimming near canoeFATAL, abdomen & thigh bittenYES Leva Kailovo
Lalaura Village FishingRight thigh bittenNO male
Duke of York Island Dynamiting fishFATALYES male
Punam Passage, Rataman census div, Namatanai "grey shark"SpearfishingLeg bitten by shark that he had speared PROVOKED INCIDENTNO 30yo Reiman
Singour, 60 miles south of Madang DivingLower leg & foot laceratedNO native boy
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