Coordinates: 57°41′42″N 3°36′14″W / 57.695°N 3.604°W / 57.695; -3.604 The Moray Firth fishing disaster of August 1848 was one of the worst fishing disasters in maritime history on the east coast of Scotland, and was caused by a severe storm that struck the Moray Firth. The event led to widespread improvements to harbours and significant changes to the design of fishing boats over the remainder of the 19th century.
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