Military Enthusiasts Climb onto Bunker to Take Photos 軍事迷為拍軍機 空軍基地架梯攀牆拍攝

Taiwan is currently holding the 38th Han Kuang military exercises. However, in Hualien, some military enthusiasts set up a ladder upon the air base fence and climbed up to take photos, which can cause national security concerns.


Hualien Police: “What are you doing? How can you take pictures like this on a military base?”


Military enthusiasts brought long-lens cameras and climbed onto an abandoned bunker at Hualien Qixingtan Beach to take photos. Some even carried their own ladder and set up on the air base fence. 

Hualien Resident: “This is not a good demonstration and may be susceptible to invasion of national secret, plus it's quite dangerous.”

Military enthusiasts also congregated at the top floor of the hypermarket located in the western section of the Hualien airport; as a result, the police were exhausted from the Han Kuang Exercise, yet the Vital Areas Regulations do not apply to Hualien Airport, so there are no laws that can be utilized for discipline. As such, the police can only ask them to leave.

Huang Hong-chi, Beipu Director, Hualien Police Station, Hsincheng Precinct: “Many climbed over the abandoned bunker across from the fence, including a person surnamed Wang and 7 other men. They are all Taiwan citizens but they brought their own ladder to climb over the fence. After thorough checking and verifying their ID, we asked them to leave.”

In fact, more and more people enjoy taking pictures of airplanes, but these people have maintained a tacit understanding, not to photoshoot military equipment or the environment. However, whether this action will challenge the baseline of national security leaves many avid photographers without words.  

Airplane Fan: “These military fans climb onto the fence with their own ladder to take photos may expose military equipment inside and may affect us and get us in trouble who merely wish to take pictures of airplanes.”

The public should be reminded that although the Vital Areas regulations do not apply to Hualien Airport, it does to nearby Chiashan Airforce Base, which is a top military secret base. If people purposely take pictures there, they may be sentenced to 7 years imprisonment; those who accidentally infringe on the regulations may be subject to one-year imprisonment or fines.
 

 

 

「幹什麼?軍事基地可以這樣拍嗎?」為了拍攝F-16起飛的畫面,好幾位軍事迷拿著長鏡頭相機,攀爬到花蓮七星潭的廢棄碉堡上,更誇張的還有人自備樓梯,直接架設在基地圍牆上拍攝。

有花蓮民眾認為:「不好的示範啦,而且還有刺探國家機密的嫌疑,又危險。」

不僅東邊七星潭有軍事迷,機場西側的大賣場頂樓也聚集大量攝影玩家,一場漢光演習讓警方疲於奔命,但花蓮機場並不適用《要塞堡壘法》,因此無法可罰,警方只能勸離。

花蓮新城分局北埔所長黃弘琦表示:「聚集大量民眾攀爬圍牆對面,廢棄碉堡窺拍,現場既有王姓民眾等8名男子,均為本國國民,卻有自備樓梯攀爬行事,經盤查身分確認無安全顧慮後勸導離開。」

事實上,喜歡拍攝飛機族群人數已越來越多,但大家都保持默契只拍飛機,不拍軍事設施與環境,但這樣的攝影行為是否挑戰國防安全底線,讓許多攝影玩家也看不下去。

一名飛機迷表示:「他們這些軍事迷,拿樓梯這樣爬到圍牆上去拍,一方面裡面一些軍事設施,都被人家拍到了。一方面我們這些在拍飛機的來講,到最後也都會變成一些很麻煩了。」

提醒民眾,花蓮機場雖不適用《要塞堡壘法》,但附近為軍事機密重地的佳山基地可就不一樣,民眾要是故意拍攝,最高可處7年有期徒刑,非故意也會面臨1年以下徒刑或罰金。
 

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