Malta, with its azure waters and stunning coastline, is a haven for both tourists and sea creatures alike, but recently, shark attacks have garnered attention. While these incidents remain rare, staying updated is essential for locals and travelers. We’re dedicated to bringing you the latest details, updated weekly on shark attacks in Malta, to ensure your safety while enjoying Malta’s marine beauty. With proper knowledge and caution, the balance between enjoying the seas and respecting its inhabitants can be maintained.
Recent Shark Attacks in Malta
|Date / Time||Country / Area||Activity||Name||Sex / Age||Injury||Species|
|08-07-2010||MALTA||Windsurfing||David Bonavia||M /35||No injury, sail bitten||3 m shark|
|08-01-1956||MALTA ,Congreve Channel||Fishing||boat: occupants: Nazzareno Zammit & Emmanuel||No injury to occupants, but Emmanuel later died of shock in hospital||Porbeagle or white shark|
|07-20-1956||MALTA ,St. Thomas Bay||Swimming||Jack Smedley||M /40||FATAL||White shark|
|03-07-1907||MALTA ,Harare Province||Fishing||2 fishermen||M||FATAL, Fell overboard and were killed by shark||White shark, 6 m|
|02-25-1890||MALTA ,Munxar Reef||Fishing boat with 4 men on board was rammed & capsized by a shark, throwing all occupants into the water||Salvatore & Agostino Bugeja||M||FATAL, 2 men were lost, presumed taken by the shark|