A 55-foot fishing tender that had to be abandoned by its crew Friday night has gone aground between Yakutat and Kayak Island on the Gulf of Alaska.
Kodiak Coast Guard crews rescued five people after the "St. Joseph" lost steering control about 50 miles southeast of Cordova.
The crew issued a mayday call on Friday evening.
Petty Officer Jacques Castro said 20 ft high seas made it too unsafe to leave them aboard the boat.
A helicopter crew hoisted the five people to safety that evening and took them to Cordova.
The Coast Guard says the vessel was confirmed aground between 9:00-10:00 a.m. Saturday.
Officials say the boat has an estimated 1,400 gallons of diesel fuel on board, but there are no signs of pollution.
The Coast Guard says it is working with the boat's owner on a salvage plan.