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Explanation: However, if it is a part of a ship it would be referring to an area where forces are generated and where the ship has to provide a resistance to support these forces.
If it is in the area of the propeller, the prop would be loading (generating forces into) the propeller shaft which is supported tranversely and vertically by bearings and longitudinally by the reduction gears.
Regards again, and good luck.
Luis M. Luis
Luis Luis United States Local time: 23:21 Native speaker of: Portuguese PRO pts in pair: 45