The following is from the Eighth Coast Guard District:
The Coast Guard responded to a grounded vessel near the Sabine jetties, Friday.
Watchstanders from Sector Houston-Galveston received a call on Channel 16 at 6:17 a.m. reporting that the M/V Miss Pearl ran aground on the west side of the Sabine jetties. It was also reported that the four-person crew had suffered various injuries.
The RBM and the rescue helicopter remain onscene with pollution investigators from Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur to assess the fuel spill that resulted from the grounding. Approximately 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel was spilled and pollution response and salvage efforts are ongoing.