Career advice

Right now I am an unlimited AB with Nav Watch. I left the GOM about the same time it fell apart last year. For the time being I am working for an inland towing company. I am considering getting my tankerman assist endorsement to possibly get a job on a cargo ship. Any other advise to improve my chances to get back in blue water? I may have to just go to a head hunter but their pay would have to be better than what I am making now, just a $140 a day. The experience on a tow boat has been great, but I am just a deck hand and my endorsements are useless here. That and I also prefer the longer hitches and miss the blue water. Thanks for any advice.