Aug 22, 2018

Navy repositions Pearl Harbor-based ships ahead of Hurricane Lane

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Photo: Ryan C. McGinley/U.S. Navy via Getty Images

The U.S. Navy is moving its ships based in Pearl Harbor out to sea to limit the risk of significant damage to ships and piers in preparation of Hurricane Lane.

The details: According to the Defense Department, the 29 surface ships and submarines stationed at Naval Station Pearl Harbor "will remain at sea until the threat from the storm subsides and Hawaii-based Navy aircraft will be secured in hangars or flown to other airfields to avoid the effects of the hurricane." The ships will be repositioned in Hawaii following the storm.

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