The 135 foot long crew vessel Miss Pearl went aground on Sabine Jetties near Houston, Texas. The vessel contacted the Coast Guard who dispatched a helicopter and a rescue boat to the scene. The helicopter safely hoisted the four crew on board and transported them to awaiting EMS staff. All four crewmen on board suffered minor injuries. The Miss Pearl released some 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the water. The owners of the vessel have started salvage and cleanup operations. The cause of the grounding was not yet reported. The Coast Guard is conducting an investigation into the incident.