244 migrants were rescued by the Italian Coast Guard during the night of Sunday, November 28, 2021 off the coast of Calabria in the southern Italy. There were 41 minors, including an infant born the previous day on a packed fishing boat that encountered difficult sea conditions. Bad weather made the rescue operation complex. The Italian Coast Guard carried out the rescue which took time. After spending more than 16 hours at sea, all 244 migrants were rescued by the Italian Coast Guard with help from a Romanian naval unit. U.N. officials estimate that 1,600 people have died or gone missing in the Mediterranean Sea in 2021 so far. It is a major gateway for migrants trying to enter Europe with the help of human smugglers.