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List of all shark attacks in cuba

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 46 shark attacks in CUBA. Out of those, 24 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 52.17%. 31 attacks came out of the blue while 15 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Guardalavaca Beach 03-11-2017 23h30Tiger sharkNight bathingFATALYES 22yo Jesús Cabrera González
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
Uvero 19-01-2005 3 m [10'] sharkSwimmingLeft foot severedNO 19yo Hurdenis Jérez
Santa Lucia 30-10-2004 14h002.5 m [8.25'] bull sharkDivingLeft forearm bittenNO 40yo male
Off Blau Costa Verde resort 23-01-2001 2 m [6.75'] sharkSwimmingLeft arm bittenNO 55yo Mrs. Soile Hamalainen
Cojimar 3.7 m [12'] sharkFishingNo injury to occupant, shark stuck boatNO boat, occupant: Portuondo
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
Miramar, Havana SwimmingFATAL, "rescuers saw shark trying to drag him under by the leg"YES Laureano Rodriguez
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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