Malaysia, with its pristine beaches and clear waters, is a sought-after destination for both tourists and marine life enthusiasts. However, like many coastal nations, it has its share of marine interactions, including shark attacks. Our page offers the latest, updated weekly, on shark attacks in Malaysia, shedding light on the frequency and circumstances. As tourism thrives, understanding these incidents is vital for both safety and conservation efforts. Stay informed and navigate Malaysia’s waters with confidence.
Recent Shark Attacks in Malaysia
|Date / Time||Country / Area||Activity||Name||Sex / Age||Injury||Species|
|12-21-2017||MALAYSIA ,Sepang||Fishing / Wading||Sairol Harun||M /24||Minor injury to thigh, PROVOKED INCIDENT||Juvenile nurse shark|
|06-01-2011||MALAYSIA ,Kedah||Snorkeling||Canadian teen||F||Laceration to dorsum of right foot||Blacktip reef shark|
|03-17-2009||MALAYSIA ,Strait of Malacca||Feeding fish||female||F||Minor injury||Blacktip reef shark pup|
|02-11-2001||MALAYSIA ,Off the western coast of peninsular Malaysia||Unknown||female||F||Bones recovered by fishermen in 300-kg [662-lb] white shark’s gut||Shark involvement prior to death was not confirmed|
|08-11-1968 08h00||MALAYSIA ,Johor||Leaving the water||Inche Bin Saini||/41||Hand lacerated|