MV Solo

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Greenpeace ship Solo in Glasgow.jpg
Solo in Glasgow
Port of registry: Rotterdam,  Netherlands
Builder: Verolme scheepswerf, Heusden
Yard number: 935
Launched: 1977
Name: MV Solo
Operator: Greenpeace
Port of registry: Rotterdam,  Netherlands
Acquired: 1990
Out of service: 1995
Notes: Registered at Rotterdam, Netherlands
Name: ETV Waker
Port of registry: Rotterdam,  Netherlands
Acquired: 1995
Out of service: 2009
Identification: Call sign: PLIX
Fate: Fire in engine room, 7 September 2009.
Status: Total Loss
General characteristics
Class and type: LR 100 A1 tug X LMC-Oceangoing service
Tonnage: 2167 Gt
Length: 67.50 m
Beam: 14.55 m
Draught: 6.234 m

Two main Gasoil, TM 410 C

6-cylinder line engine with turbocharger
Boats & landing
craft carried:
  • 1 Hooley 300 bhp Volvo Penta Hamilton Jet.
  • 3 Avon D465 RIB
Capacity: 44

The MV Solo was a Greenpeace ship from 1990 to 1995, originally built in 1977 as an ocean tug called the Smit Houston. Greenpeace updated the ship with a helipad as well as veterinary and laboratory facilities. In 1995 she was chartered by a company working with the Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management for use as a salvage vessel. At this time the ship was renamed as the ETV Waker. On 7 September 2009, a fire starting in the engine room so seriously damaged the vessel that she was scrapped.[1][2]


  1. ^ [1] Archived 3 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Kustwacht ETV". Retrieved 2014-02-07. 

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