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A tanker operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. is believed to have spilled about 4,500 tons of crude oil into the Indian Ocean after colliding with a freighter it was attempting to assist, the company said Tuesday.

The accident may be the largest-ever oil spill involving a Japanese tanker, but it is unlikely to damage coastlines as the spilled crude is light oil and three-fourths of it can be expected to evaporate over the next several days, the Tokyo-based shipper said.

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