Shaft alley

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(Naut.) a passage extending from the engine room to the stern, and containing the propeller shaft.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Hours passed without incident before we heard the 1MC blaring, "Deep rescue, deep rescue, deep rescue in compartment 7-128-4-T, 4B shaft alley." With those words, various emergency personnel throughout the ship rushed into action to rescue a shipmate who had fallen off the ladder in an access trunk.
MM3 was cleaning in shaft alley when he slipped and