The shinmaywa us-2 is a japanese large stol amphibious aircraft designed for air-sea rescue (sar) work. operated by the japan maritime self-defense force, the us-2 is scheduled to replace the older shin meiwa us-1a in japanese service. it can be used as fire fighter taking 15 tonnes of water.. Get the latest international news and world events from asia, europe, the middle east, and more. see world news photos and videos at abcnews.com. Mae sai, thailand — a treacherous rescue bid to free a youth football team trapped in a flooded thai cave entered its second day monday, with nine of the “wild boars” still inside after.