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List of all shark attacks in malta

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 5 shark attacks in MALTA. Out of those, 3 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 60.00%. 3 attacks came out of the blue while 2 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Off Fort St. Elmo, Valetta 06-08-2010 3 m sharkWindsurfingNo injury, sail bittenNO 35yo David Bonavia
between Filfla Island and Wied iz-Zurrieq Porbeagle or white sharkFishingNo injury to occupants, but Emmanuel "later died of shock in hospital"NO boat: occupants: Nazzareno Zammit & Emmanuel
Marsascala White sharkSwimmingFATALYES 40yo Jack Smedley
Marsaskala White shark, 6 mFishingFATAL, Fell overboard and were killed by sharkYES 2 fishermen
Marsascala 24-02-1890 Fishing boat with 4 men on board was rammed & capsized by a shark, throwing all occupants into the waterFATAL, 2 men were lost, presumed taken by the sharkYES Salvatore & Agostino Bugeja
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