What is meant by the special status of Part B of the Code of new ILO (International Labour Organisation ) Convention and why was it needed?

Considering this that you have already understood the novel features of the new ILO (International Labour Organisation ) Convention. Its easy to understand that the status of Part B of the Code is based on the idea of firmness on principle and rights combined with flexibility in implementation. Without this innovation the new Convention could never aspire to wide-scale ratification: many of the provisions of existing maritime labour Conventions, which relate to the method of implementing basic seafarers’ rights (rather than to the content of those rights), have been transferred to the non-mandatory Part B Guidelines of the Code. Their placement in the mandatory Regulations and Part A (Standards) could have resulted in clear obstacles to ratification.