The dreaded telex was always expected as your leave ran out.
This one is the flight details for joining the 1961 built converted Shell tanker -Solen-a station tanker and hotel for workers offshore Banana, Zaire in June 1977.
My discharge book shows joined and paid off (twice) at BANANA.
Flew out on my own and spent the weekend at the Intercontinental Hotel, Kinshasa. The only hotel I ever stayed in with booze on the company account and nobody to drink with. Sod's Law!
Come the Monday flew to the coast on a little 4 seater Gulf Oil charter plane, then transfer to the ship by chopper.