The Pilots: Steering Ships the Size of Skyscrapers

As ships get bigger, a pilot’s job gets more difficult. Take a nighttime ride with Captains Mark Coynes and Rob Lukowski, as they park one of the largest ships ever to come into the Port of Long Beach. 

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Cargoland was produced by Lu Olkowski as part of KCRW’s Independent Producer ProjectAnd we're proud to announce that she has won a 2015 Edward R. Murrow Regional Award (Best News Series) for her investigation.

Photo: Captains Rob Lukowski and Mark Coynes climb a rope ladder up the side of the MSC Valeria. (Lu Olkowski)