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List of all shark attacks in southwest-pacific-ocean

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 2 shark attacks in SOUTHWEST PACIFIC OCEAN. Out of those, 1 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 50.00%. 0 attacks came out of the blue while 2 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Southwestern Pacific Base Tiger shark & othersAdrift on life raftFATAL, 2 of the 9 airmen killed by sharksYES US Army fliers
Said to be “leopard sharks”, more probably tiger sharksDitched plane in the sea & were adrift on a rubber life raft.No injury to occupants, They fought off sharks & killed one with an automatic. Rescued 34 days laterNO American aviators
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