shaft alley

noun Nautical.
an enclosure on a ship for housing a propeller shaft and a walk for oilers.
Also called shaft tunnel.
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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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