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List of all shark attacks in Caribbean Sea

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 7 shark attacks in Caribbean Sea. Out of those, 3 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 42.86%. 3 attacks came out of the blue while 4 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Between St. Kitts & Nevis 01-08-1970 AfternoonShark involvement prior to death was not confirmedSea Disaster Sinking of ferryboat ChristinaSharks scavenged on bodies, but no record of them injuring survivorsNO
Cartegena BathingFATALYES 4 people killed in the past week, others injured
18h15 to 21h30Swept off deck of S.S.Frontenac enroute from West Indies to USFound at 21h30 by searchlight. Had been constantly harassed by sharks & had numerous lacerationsNO 30yo Johan Loekstad, a Norwegian seaman
White shark, 2.4 m [8']Washed overboard by swellFATAL. His back was bitten as he was being towed to ship by rescuer, Lieut (j.g.) Stanley Kurta, then the shark pulled him below the surface.YES US Naval seaman, one of a crew on a Panama Sea Frontier Naval Patrol craft manned by Coast Guard
20 miles from Havana Atkins' remains were recovered from a dusky shark, C. obscurus, by Capt. W. F. Young, shark fishermanseaplane Columbus ditched in the seaAlthough this incident is listed elsewhere as a shark attack, the account of the disaster suggests the 4 who perished probably drowned. Five people survivedNO Edwin F. Atkins, Jr.
Between Cuba & Costa Rica Shark involvement not confirmedSea Disaster, sinking of the motorship WingateFatal or drowning or scavengingYES Albert Battles, James Dean & 4 crew
Golfo de los Mosquitos 02-11-1965 07h32Shark involvement not confirmedArgentine Air Force C-542 life preservers had been bitten by sharksNO 68 people missing (crew & passengers)
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