A little bit of a feel good article but still of interest.
It isn’t easy to social distance on a tug. The Sharon M , which regularly pushes a barge carrying Canadian-made steel coils and plates to U.S. cities for auto production, is just under 35 meters (114.8′).
The interior is much smaller than the giant bulkers that ply the Great Lakes. The hallways are narrower and the nine-person crew share accommodation and three bathrooms.