Adrian Granadas victim of fatal shark attack off Aruba

Saturday, December 19, 2015

A survivor of a shipwreck that occurred about thirty miles off the coast of Aruba was apparently attacked by a shark with fatal consequences. According to the article(s) which is written in Papiamento, a Venezuelan vessel with a crew of seven, carrying a cargo of whiskey from the island of Bonaire to Aruba, began to take on water as the result of rough seas and ended up sinking. After languishing at sea all day Saturday, four survivors of the shipwreck were found clinging to life hanging onto wooden pallets near an oil rig stationed off the coast of Aruba.

Rescue operators from the island of Aruba arrived on scene and immediately called for a medivac helicopter when it became apparent that one of the survivors suffered a serious shark bite. The victim was airlifted to the airport in Oranjestad, Aruba where he was transported by ambulance to hospital, but he was deceased before they reached the hospital.

*** no mention about the type of shark, size, etc., and if the bite happened near the spot where they were rescued (rig) or earlier in the day while drifting at sea***
Papiamento glossary:

tribon – shark
morde / mordi – bit, bitten, “bite”
mata – killed
kustwacht – coastguard
reacata – rescue


The victim of the fatal shark attack during a shipwreck rescue attempt of the coast of Aruba is Adrian Granados from Venezuela. He was the captain of the doomed vessel, and the attack happened during the rescue attempt:
We thank Michael Kort for the info and translation

Florida student punches shark to escape attack

COCOA BEACH, Fla., May 11 (UPI) — A University of Central Florida student said he only needed 18 stitches after warding off a shark attack by punching the predator in the face.

Josh Green said he was swimming about 3 p.m. Thursday at Cocoa Beach when he felt something grab onto his ankle.

“I didn’t realize it was a shark until I punched it, thinking it was someone messing with me and then felt the face,” Green told student newspaper Knight News.

Green said his punch caused the shark to release its grip.

“When I hit it, my foot was sort of released, and I just swam to shore as fast as possible. I limped out over to my friends and they brought me up to the lifeguard,” Green said.

Green said he received 18 stitches for cuts to his ankle and the surrounding area.

Lifeguards said the injuries were likely from a four- to five-foot-long blacktip shark.

Source: upi


Possible Attack Incident in Italy

(ANSAmed) – CAGLIARI, April 7 – It will take at least 60 days at the medical examiner Roberto Demontis to figure out if they were the two deep wounds in the hip and shoulder, compatible with the attack of a shark, to cause the death of Eugenio Masala, the sub Cagliari 43 years (resident in Trento), whose lifeless body was recovered on April 3 to 70 meters deep after a dive on 29 March in front of the military polygon of Quirra. The autopsy, which was highlighted in the morning, did not find in the lungs a quantity of water such as to suggest a drowning, but even on this – as on the assumption of the attack shark – the Prosecution urges caution, at least before the examinations are concluded. The two wounds (twenty centimeters wide and 14 deep) would still be compatible with the bite of a big fish, as well as the marks left on the outline of the sub. The problem, however, is that the sub had disappeared on March 29 during a dive and that, therefore, for six days, his body remained at sea: the attack, therefore, may have happened already when the vital functions had ceased . It ‘just that the medical examiner is trying to find out through the histological solicited by prosecutor Enrico Lussu, in addition to ascertaining the cause of death. Among the cases being considered by the consultant would also include embolism or an illness. Within clarify also the correct operation of the cylinders of depth and dispenser air that the sub wore for the dive at that depth. The answers to all the questions will come out only by histological examination for which the expert of the Prosecutor has obtained two months. (ANSA. 07. April 2015).

and Massimo Diodato

Shark attack kills German tourist at Red Sea resort in Egypt 2015

AL-QUSAIR, Egypt, March 22 (UPI) — A German tourist is dead after a shark bit his leg off at a resort on Egypt’s Red Sea coast, according to officials.

The unidentified 52-year-old man died after being rushed to a hospital Sunday in the coastal city of al-Qusair. Officials said the shark bit his leg off below the knee. An investigation is underway.

An official with the German Embassy in Cairo confirmed reports that a German citizen died in the area but said they had not been notified of a cause of death.

The last recorded shark attack in the region, which is a popular diving destination, occurred in 2010 when a 70-year-old woman — also a German tourist — was killed while snorkeling in waters off Sharm el-Sheikh.

The 2010 attack came just days after four Eastern European tourists were injured in shark attacks in the same waters, which are reportedly abundant with oceanic whitetip sharks. The attacks prompted a week-long closure of the Sharm el-Sheikh resort.

A Frenchwoman was killed by a shark a year earlier in waters around al-Qusair.

Sunday’s attack comes four days after a doctor from Kansas City, Mo., suffered lacerations to his left forearm and thigh after being attacked by a tiger shark in waters off Hapuna Beach, Hawaii.

Randall Jordan Guilty of breaking Florida Shark Feeding Law

Shark Cowboy Randall Jordan Guilty of breaking Florida Fish Feeding Law.

Guilty on all three counts.
– No jail time. 12 months probation.
– Total $1,500 fines.
– Must pay court costs $1,800.
– Community service.
– Investigation costs to be determined later.

The investigation costs share could be high. the State Attorney said during sentencing that they wanted to hurt Jordan in the pocket book which was his motivation for doing this shark feeding activity.

Feeding sharks to make a buck is not conservation. Commodifying predators and/or entrainment of sharks is not conservation. It is animal abuse.

We ask divers to boycott boats, captains, instructors, divers and businesses that break Florida law by feeding or baiting fish for amusement and to avoid shark education awareness scams, etc. Report violations of law to the FWC by calling the Wildlife Alert hotline at 1-888-404-3922. You can also text or email