Papua New Guinea Shark attacks

130 attacks recorded (54 fatal)
Papua New Guinea shark attacks
Date Region Location Fatal?
Milne Bay Province N
Jul 27th 1960 Milne Bay Province Taupota, Samarai N
Jul 2nd 1960 Madang Bimat, Bogia N
May 1st 1960 Madang Taludig Y
Feb 19th 1960 Central Province Tupuselei Village, about 40 miles east of Port Moresby Y
Jan 30th 1960 Madang (WO) Off Taludig Village, at mouth of the Murnass River N
Oct 5th 1960 Madang Y
Oct 5th 1960 West New Britain Province West Nakanai, Talasea N
Dec 26th 1959 Rigo subdistrict Kaparoka Y
Nov 1st 1959 New Britain Rapindik Beach, Rabaul N
Oct 5th 1959 Madang Taludig N
Feb 16th 1959 Kikori River mouth Ururumba, mouth of Kikori River 7.45S, 144.40E N
Oct 5th 2022 West New Britain Province Poi, Kombe Talasea N
Oct 5th 2022 West New Britain Province Kalapiai, Kombe N
Oct 5th 2022 New Ireland Province, Bismarck Archipelago Enuk Island, Kavieng Y
Oct 5th 2022 Morobe Province N
Dec 27th 1958 Madang Province Taludig N
Admiralty Islands, Manus Province M'Buke, south of Manus Island Y
Oct 1st 1958 West New Britain Province East Nakanai, Talasea N
Jul 1st 1958 New Ireland Province, Bismarck Archipelago Maritzoan, east coast of Namatanai Y
Apr 1st 1958 Morobe Province Nasigilatu (Near Malasanga, Finschhafen, in the Huon Gulf) N
Oct 5th 2022 Louisiade Archipelago Brooker Island , Calvados Chain Y
Oct 5th 2022 West New Britain Province Bulu, Talasea Y
Oct 5th 2022 West New Britain Province Kombe, Talasea Y
Oct 5th 2022 Morobe Province Korem, Finschhafen N
Apr 7th 1957 Bougainville (North Solomons) Kieta N
Oct 5th 2022 Abau Subdistrict,Central Province Mailu area Y
Oct 5th 2022 New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago Duke of York Island Y
Dec 26th 1956 Milne Bay Province Samarai Island (south end) Y
Oct 20th 1956 Central Province Kapakapa N
Oct 1st 1956 Port Moresby Y
Aug 25th 1956 Central Province Paga Point or Fishermans Island, Port Moresby Y
Aug 20th 1956 Central Province Paga Point, Port Moresby N
Aug 1st 1956 Central Province Yule Island N
Aug 1st 1956 Central Province Fisherman's Island, near Port Moresby N
Oct 5th 2022 Madang Province Singour, 60 miles south of Madang N
Oct 5th 2022 Milne Bay Province Kimuta, Renard Island Y
Oct 5th 2022 Admiralty Islands, Manus Province Hus Island N
Oct 5th 2022 New Ireland Province Enuk Island Y
Nov 16th 1955 Central Province Kalautu Village, Baibara at the mouth of Oibada River N
Nov 1st 1955 Admiralty Islands, Manus Province Low Island, Manus N
May 1st 1955 Admiralty Islands, Manus Province Lou Island, south of Manus Island N
Central Province Hadrian N
Apr 12th 1955 Abau N
Mar 1st 1955 New Ireland, Bismarck Archipelago Kabiman, West coast N
Oct 5th 2022 New Ireland Lavongai N
Dec 9th 1954 Central Province Kila Beach, Port Moresby Y
East Sepik Wewak Y
May 1st 1954 Madang Province Near Madang Town N
Jan 15th 1954 Madang Province Singour, 60 miles south of Madang N
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Attacks by region

Attacks by location

  • Taludig (3)
  • Long Island near Madang, about 500 km (310 miles) north of the South Pacific nation's capital of Port Moresby (3)
  • Port Moresby (3)
  • Madang (3)
  • Manus Island (2)
  • Singour, 60 miles south of Madang (2)
  • Brooker Island , Calvados Chain (2)
  • Hula (2)
  • East Nakanai, Talasea (2)

Attacks by month

  • January (5)
  • February (8)
  • March (9)
  • April (7)
  • May (8)
  • June (9)
  • July (6)
  • August (8)
  • September (8)
  • October (10)
  • November (8)
  • December (8)