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List of all shark attacks in Guantanamo Province

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 6 shark attacks in Guantanamo Province. Out of those, 1 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 16.67%. 3 attacks came out of the blue while 3 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Guantanamo Bay 24-01-2009 10h30Bull sharkSpearfishingSevere lacerations to lower left legNO 15yo John Emory
Guantanamo 31-12-2008 Bull sharkSpearfishingLacerations to right calfNO John
Boqueron Nurse shark, 58", 34-lbSpearfishingKnee bitten by shark that his dive buddy had shot PROVOKED INCIDENTNO Dr. D.H. Teas
Boqueron Nurse shark, 58", 34-lbSpearfishingRight thigh & left calf injured by speared shark PROVOKED INCIDENTNO Dr. H. Warmke
30 nm southeast of Guantanamo Bay Ship aban-doned at 03h10Esso Bolivar was torpedoed & shelled by the German submarine U-126Of her crew of 50, eight perished, including the two injured menYES A wounded member of Naval guncrew being towed by Charles Anderson toward a lifeboat & injured crew being towed by watertender Arthur Lauman
10 miles off Cape Maisi 2 messboys (Jeppsen) & Tony Latona (13) were playing on the afterdeck of the Danish ship Grete Maersk. Jeppsen fell overboard, Latona threw a lifebelt then jumped in to help him. Ship didn’t notice they were missing2 hours later shark bit Jeppsen’s feet, arm, knee & finally killed him. Tony, clothing torn but alive, washed ashore on Cuban coastNO 14yo Bret Jeppsen
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