As far as I am aware (Correct me if I am wrong that is the purpose of the thread)
Ships are all assumed to be a spherical shape for purpose of calculations
A ship has a front which is the direction it is moving.
What if a ship is not moving , certainly the graphic seems to have a front / direction that it is facing and in first person mode that is what you see.
So the question that there seems to be a common multiple opinion about is whether a ship has a direction for calculation purposes if the ship has no velocity ?