The Russian energy grid RAO UES has guaranteed that there will be no energy crisis in those regions and republics of Russia where large federal energy companies are operating. However, the RAO UES department for relations with mass media sources stressed that regular energy supplies will depend on coordinated interactions between these energy companies and local authorities, in particular, concerning timely payments for energy supplies and tariff policies. The department reported that only 32 regions and republics out of 89 have guaranteed 100 per cent payments for energy supplies in autumn and winter 2001-2002. In addition, the RAO UES department noted that more than 60 per cent of heating is providing by local companies.
Two ballistic missiles attacked the US Navy destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) from the territory of Yemen. The destroyer came to the aid of the hijacked Central Park tanker of Zodiac Maritime