GFS are one of the most capable and professional helicopter operators around. Seems to me that the training the crews receive paid off in this incident
I had a few close calls with their capable and professional procedures
one in particular was in a Lama at the end of a 200' line about to lift a load off a barge while they circled around 200' above in a Super Puma ,
... another occasion reporting us for our rotor disk being over CLK south road when picking up from our CAD appoved pick up location adjacent the waterfront in the hover again at the end of a 200' line , which was dismissed I might add
numerous times broadcasting intentions or positions which were totally wrong
, busting controlled airspace without clearances , or not complying with ATC directions....
...ignoring radio calls from other helicopters directed at them to advise of a potential conflict in flight....
they have the attitude they are a law unto themselves and had complete rights to HK airspace above anyone else.
...and ask the ATC controllers at CLK what they think of the GFS if you want a second opinion
their fire fighting capability's are limited to nothing more than psychological reassurance for HK residents
(I'm not saying I'm without fault , I've made some poor operational decisions in my time, got caught and paid my dues)