Risk glossary

 

Heel

The small amount of liquefied natural gas (LNG) remaining on board a vessel (or storage) after discharge of the regular LNG cargo, it is used to insulate the LNG storage tanks and is also available as fuel for carrier ship. The heel is considered to exist both before and after discharge, as the minimum quantity of LNG necessary to be retained in holding tanks, and also includes LNG that is consumed en route to the discharge destination as fuel.

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