American Samoa | Tutuila Island | Van Camp wharf

Incident Details:

year: 1958
location: Van Camp wharf
area: Tutuila Island
country: American Samoa
fatality: fatal
species: Tiger
victim: Sailor of tuna vessel No.12 Taiyo Marei
gender: M
age: 22
injury: fatal left thigh & hip bitten
time: 11h00
species detail: Tiger shark
source: M. Hosina
species: Tiger shark
date: 12-Dec-58
activity: Cleaning hull of ship

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 1958 on the date reported as 12-Dec-58 - Sailor of tuna vessel No.12 Taiyo Marei, a male aged 22 was Cleaning hull of ship near Van Camp wharf. A Tiger shark was reported to have attacked Sailor of tuna vessel No.12 Taiyo Marei. The attack was fatal