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.
|Southwestern Pacific Base||Tiger shark & others||Adrift on life raft||FATAL, 2 of the 9 airmen killed by sharks||YES||US Army fliers|
|Said to be “leopard sharks”, more probably tiger sharks||Ditched 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 later||NO||American aviators|