US Navy will host Hawaii exercises but keep sailors at sea

  • FILE — In this July 26, 2018, file photo provided by the U.S. Navy, the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson participates in a group sail during the Rim of the Pacific exercise off the coast of Hawaii. The U.S. Navy says it will host the world’s largest maritime exercises in Hawaii again this year, but the drills will only be held at sea because of the coronavirus. (Petty Officer 1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez/U.S. Navy via AP, File)

HONOLULU — The U.S. Navy said Wednesday it will host the world’s largest maritime exercises in Hawaii again this year, but the drills will only be conducted at sea because of the coronavirus.