Good.  If you join a tug as a deckhand, your job may include engine work, or cooking.  You'll certainly learn janitorial work.  If you get in as a wiper in the engine room, you be on deck helping to make tow and tie up the tow.  Again, you'll be asked to do your share of the cooking and cleaning too.  It's not all glamour and photo-ops.

Do you agree with this?  "My (friend or relative) works on the tugs and tells me it's gravy work.  I could use a gravy job."

Are you looking for a gravy job?

Yes          No