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List of all shark attacks in solomon-islands

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 30 shark attacks in SOLOMON ISLANDS. Out of those, 12 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 40.00%. 21 attacks came out of the blue while 9 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Owarigi Island 05-09-2017 SpearfishingFoot bittenNO Bartholmew
01-09-2010 Lacerations to face and neckNO 34yo Benjamin D'Emden
Kirakira, Makira Island (formerly San Cristobal) 31-08-2009 FishingInjuries to face & neck PROVOKED INCIDENTNO male
Kicha Island 16-09-2007 DuskGray reef sharkSpearfishingLeft thigh bittenNO Corey Howell
04-03-2005 DivingThighs bittenNO male
Waibana Passage 31-01-1998 DivingLacerations to hands and kneeNO Albert Raiti
18-02-1987 The inter-island ferry Vula sank in heavy weatherFATALYES 2 people
31-03-1970 Wobbegong sharkSwimmingNo detailsNO David Vota
Off Guadalcanal Anti-Aircraft cruiser USS Atlanta (CL,-05) travelling in convoy after the Battle of Midway, encountered a Japanese flotilla (Battle of Guadalcanal) &, heavily damaged by gunfire, she was lost off Lunga Point. Victim was swimming when bitten.Injured by sharks, but managed to swim ashore 6.5 hours laterNO Sam Hicks, a gunner
Off Savo Island FATALYES Japanese seaman
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