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3 wrecks dating back to the World Wars have just been discovered in Maltese waters
The remains of two air planes and a sunken ship have been found.

Jillian Mallia

As planning for the Malta-Sicily gas pipeline gets underway, a maritime survey has turned up some amazing findings: three new underwater wrecks inside Maltese territorial waters! The never before discovered wrecks include two air planes and a sunken ship, probably dating back to one of the World Wars.

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Energy Minister Joe Mizzi spoke of the event in Parliament on Monday. “The maritime survey that took place for the pipeline between Malta and Gela in Sicily was very interesting. We saw wreckages underwater that hadn’t been discovered previously. This is great for our Maltese heritage.” Diving enthusiasts must be excited!

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Just under 20 ship wrecks can be found around the islands, as well as a number of air plane wreckages that make for fantastic diving fodder within Malta’s deep blue. But do you dare go so deep? We can't wait to find out more about these new wrecks!

12th February 2019


Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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