My current goal, aside from obtaining my first MMC, is to eventually work my way up the engine department.
From what I gather, tugs generally have one body manning the engine room. OSVS, on the otherhand, may have a whole department dedicated to the engine room(s). From wipers to the Chief.
Aside from gaining experience on whatever I can get aboard, and ignoring the recent decline in the GOM, is there more opportunity for the engine room aboard OSVs.
Do transitions from a tug deckhand, or deckineer, to the engine room happen often?