There have been a total of 1 shark attacks in SOLOMON ISLANDS / VANUATU. Out of those, 1 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 100.00%. 0 attacks came out of the blue while 1 have been provoked by humans.
|North of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands while enroute to Vanuatu||11h01 -time of ship sinking||Explosion & sinking of the USS Juneau after being torpedoed by the submarine I-85||Over a period of a week men in the water died of wounds, thirst & sharks. George Sullivan, the last of the Sullivan brothers, survived for 5 days & then was killed by 3 sharks.||YES||Because of a mistaken belief that there were no survivors and several other successive errors, of the 100 to 150 men who survived the sinking, only 11 were rescued. Four of the Sullivan brothers died in the initial blast.|