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shaft alley

noun, Nautical
an enclosure on a ship for housing a propeller shaft and a walk for oilers.
Also called shaft tunnel. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Remove water from ship and properly dispose of same when found in shaft alley bilges.
  • For example, employees working in a shaft alley are in a confined space.
  • In addition, salvors will seal access to all double bottom tanks and the shaft alley covers in the number one and two fish holds.
  • Furnish pumps and labor to maintain all engine room and shaft alley bilges dry during activation period.

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