The new "OP" who revived this old thread posted that he holds: Master 200, Near Coastal, and Master of Towing (presumably also Near Coastal). He mentioned 16 years of tug and barge experience, including years of sailing in Brazil. Master of Towing, Near Coastal is a good license, and 16 years is a lot of tug and barge experience. There should be good job opportunities for such a mariner.
I would be very interested to hear exactly what union hall supposedly has open jobs on the board to offer to mariners with limited licenses and 16 years of experience.