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List of all shark attacks in italy

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 71 shark attacks in ITALY. Out of those, 14 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 19.72%. 26 attacks came out of the blue while 45 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

28-03-2015 Shark involvement not cofirmedDivingFATAL, but shark involvement prior to death unconfirmedNO 43yo Eugenio Masala
Muravera 09-06-2012 MorningBlue shark, 2.5mAttempting to rescue an injured & beached sharkLower left leg injured PROVOKED ACCIDENTNO 57yo Giorgio Zara
Lampedusa Island 19-08-2006 Sea DisasterFATALYES a refugee
Rimini 02-08-2001 FishingNo Injury to occupantsNO boat; occupants: T & G Longhi
San Benedetto 23-09-1999 Said to involve a 7 m [23'] white sharkFishingNo Injury to occupantsNO Boat “Coca Cola”
12 miles off Senigallia (Adriatic Sea) 26-08-1998 InvalidFishingNo injury; no attack, shark ate the bait hanging over the side of the boatNO N/Ayo 30' cabin cruiser owned by Stefano Catalani
Portofino, 20 miles offshore, Tigullio Bay, Santa Margherita Ligure (Liguria) 29-07-1991 15h304 m [13'] white sharkCanoeingNo Injury to occupant; canoe bittenNO 40yo Ivana Iacaccia
Marinella, between Punta Blanca & Marine del Carrara 05-06-1989 15h303 m [10'] white sharkWindsurfing (urinating on his board)Upper right thigh bittenNO Ezio Bocedi
Golfo di Baratti, near Piombino (Tuscany) 01-02-1989 10h256 m [20'] white sharkScuba diving, but swimming on surfaceFATAL. His body not recoveredYES 47yo Luciano Costanzo
Ippocampo 21-08-1988 SurvivedNO 16yo male
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