FSS fees

Why is FSS fee deducted from my salary?

FSS fee is a statutory payment, which is used to fund service provided by Finnish Seamen’s Service (FSS).

FSS organizes different types of courses, library, information, sports and welfare service as well as sports, culture and recreational activities, not to forget holiday apartments in Ylläs.

What do I get in return?

Seafarers who pay FSS fee are entitled to use all of the services FSS provides.

Through our library service you can order books and dvd’s to your vessel. We also deliver the latest newspapers and magazines to vessels via our field officers and contact persons.

Our inexpensive courses are tailored for seafarers to meet their timetables.

FSS-organized sport activities are free of charge and activities that are organized by our cooperation partners are always more affordable than normal market prices due to FSS’s support.

Ylläs cottages provide a cheap way to enjoy Lappland’s fells.

Versatile culture and historical recreational activities are mainly free of charge. 

ForMare-welfare program is designed to support and improve seafarers’ long lasting life change.

How much do I pay FSS fee?

FSS fee is 0,1 %, i.e. one per mille of seafarer’s monthly gross income. If a seafarer’s monthly salary is 3.500 € a month, MEPA fee is 3,5 € a month and 42 € a year.

If you have questions, please contact talous@mepa.fi.