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29 September 2020

RSV Nuyina

Australian Antarctic Territory: RSV Nuyina, 29 September 2020. Images from Australia Post Stamp Bulletin No. 367.

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Issue date: 29 September 2020
Issue withdrawal date: 31 March 2021
Denomination: $1.10 x 2, $2.20 x 2
Stamp and minisheet design: Lynda Warner
Product design: Sonia Young, Australia Post Design Studio
Paper: Tullis Russell Red Phos
Printer: RA Printing
Printing process: Offset lithography
Stamp size (mm): 37.5 x 26
Minisheet size (mm): 170 x 70
Perforations: 13.86 x 14.6
Sheet layout: Module of 50 (no design)
FDI Postmark: Kingston TAS 7050
FDI withdrawal date: 28 October 2020

Australia’s new state-of-the-art icebreaker is the RSV Nuyina, scheduled to arrive in Hobart in late 2020. It replaces the RSV Aurora Australis and will support Australia’s Antarctic and subantarctic research bases for a projected 30 years. The Nuyina was designed by Danish maritime engineers Knud E Hansen and built by the Dutch company Damen Shipyards Group in Romania. The new vessel is 160.3 metres in length and has a maximum beam of 25.6 metres, making it significantly larger than its predecessor.

The Nuyina will carry 32 crew and up to 117 scientists and other personnel from the Australian Antarctic Division. As well as being a transport and resupply ship, the Nuyina will fulfil a significant role as a research platform, with design and facilities supporting research across several fields, from atmospheric studies to geoscience, oceanography, biology and more. It will depart on its first voyage to the Australian Antarctic Territory in 2021.

$1.10 Science Platform

$1.10 State of the Art Design

$2.20 Southern Light

$2.20 Icebreaker

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