Office of Sembcorp Marine subsidiary raided by Brazilian authorities

Brazilian authorities have executed a search warrant at Sembcorp Marine’s Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz (EJA) in Brazil as part of Operation Car Wash investigations.

Sembcorp Marine says it understands the search to be part of investigations against former EJA consultant Guilherme Esteves de Jesus, and has co-operated fully with Brazilian Federal Police.

Former president of EJA, Martin Cheah Kok Choon, is also part of police investigations according to a Sembcorp Marine statement.

Both of Singapore’s major shipbuilders, Sembcorp Marine and Keppel Offshore and Marine, have been caught up in Operation Car Wash which began in March 2014. The investigations are centred around a bribes-for-inflated-contracts corruption scheme involving Brazil’s state oil firm Petrobras and rig company Sete Brasil.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.


  1. I like the words used. ” Caught up in.”
    Shouldn’t it read ” created by “.

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