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Amidships

At or near the middle of a ship. This term is used when transporting goods over water. See also: International commerce.
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Above deck there is a very comfortable amidships cockpit, ideal for cruising.
The Japanese destroyer was originally believed to have struck Kennedy's boat amidships, slicing it in two 59 years ago on August 2.
a comber broke over the stern sending a cascade of water into the cabin; the seas were then too high to run before, so at 2 am the yacht was hove-to with a sea anchor and the jigger set, when she lay with the tiller lashed amidships about half a point off the wind and in perfect conditions with dry decks, while crew turned in for a welcome sleep.
According to Southerly, the main ballast pile, which has two large anchors and at least six cannon and a huge pile of ballast stones, is just about amidships, roughly where the upper aft deck would have started.
Because the ship was a DDG, they only had three options: the flight deck, the 01 level amidships, or the fo'c's'le.
Apparently, these sociopaths rely on short memories and the turnover of their limited readership, as their modus operandi involves firing debilitating shots amidships, and when their deception is exposed, retreat into hiding, only to pop back up a month or two later with new volleys.
Suddenly, a huge wave broke amidships and the vessel rolled side on to the waves.
prophet who had discharged it--from his liver or his intestines or his esophagus or wherever he had bred it--stood there glowing and beaming and smiling and issuing rays of happiness from every pore, rays that were so intense that they were visible and made him look like the old-time picture in the Almanac of the man who stands discharging signs of the zodiac in every direction, and so absorbed in happiness, so steeped in happiness, that he smiles and smiles and has plainly forgotten that he is painfully and dangerously ruptured and exposed amidships and needs sewing up right away.
10-tonne) vehicle resembles a torpedo but with two open compartments amidships for the crew, it also has ballast tanks that can be blown or flooded to ascend or descend and a small rudder to turn.
134-39) explains how they were made and variously tied in seafaring knots, attached to the anchor, and coiled in a rope locker amidships.
On 28 April, while steaming away from the scene of combat, fully lighted in accordance with Geneva Convention protections, Comfort was hit amidships by a kamikaze, resulting in twenty-two killed, eleven wounded, and nineteen missing.