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List of all shark attacks in caribbean-sea

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 8 shark attacks in CARIBBEAN SEA. Out of those, 5 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 62.50%. 2 attacks came out of the blue while 6 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Between St. Maarten & Anguilla 28-02-2001 Tiger shark, 8'Sinking of the 40' Esperanza off St. Maartin with 36 refugees on boardHuman remains recovered in shark caught off Anguilla, probable scavenging on drowned bodyYES Unknown
Off Dominican Republic 03-01-1993 Two 3 m [10'] oceanic whitetip sharksNo injury to occupants. Sharks, attracted to offal from slaughtered dolphin, attacked & damaged their canoeNO 32 & 30yo canoe, occupants: Chris Newman & Stewart Newman
Between St. Bart's and Saba Wreck of the schooner DriverFATAL x 2YES Ned & Pawn
Fell overboard from US Navy PC boatFATALYES a sailor
125 nm north of Aruba NightSS Ethel Skakel foundered in Central America Hurricane of 1941Leg lacerated FATALYES Scotty
Off Cristobal, 200 miles northeast of the entrance to the Panama Canal Columbian petrol barge Rio Atrato burned and sankFATAL X 2, 8 others missing. Survivors fought off sharks & sharks seen biting 2 of the dead. The 39 survivors were rescued by the German freighter EssenYES 27yo Teresea Britton (on raft) & a man (on floating debris)
Between USA & Cuba 01-07-1966 No injury to occupants, sharks bit chunks from boatNO rowboat, occupants: refugees fleeing Cuba
Between Key West, Florida & Guantanamo Bay, Cuba 31-12-1959 Shark involvement prior to death was not confirmedAircraft crashed into seaQuestionable. Recovered flight gear was "completely shredded by sharks" but pilot may have died when plane hit the water,NO male, airline pilot
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