Alena Maschke

reporter for Long Beach Business Journal/Long Beach Post

Alena Maschke on KCRW

More than 100 ships off the coast of LA — a record number — are waiting to offload their cargo.

With ships idling off SoCal coast, workers there are stuck at sea. How are they faring?

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