So you want to be a “30 day wonder”?
I haven’t started my TOAR yet- so can’t help with how realistic of a goal it is.
Portland area tugs include-
Tidewater Barge Line
Shaver- was hiring a while back…
Bernert Barge Line
Olympic Tug and Barge- Part of Harley Marine
Brusco- over in Longview WA- not too far away
Sause has an Office in Coos Bay Oregon- I think they may still be hiring deckhand/cook.
IBU (union) has an office in Portland- I’d check with them too.
One last tip- check with the barge builders in the area- there are several- such as Sundial- they may have leads
I know people at a few of those companies- but nobody in HR.
If you expand your search to the whole PNW- there are lots of companies- FOSS, Harley, Starlight, Western, Dunlap, and many more.
I’m a cadet as well- but JUST got out of school or would have asked the other cadets for leads for you