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 Bob Lukowski, as they park one of the largest ships ever to come into the Port of Long Beach.

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

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