A friend in Cala DíOr has just sent me a message to say that as he was mooring today after a day out his battery charger caught fire!

He was just tying off his lines and hadnít reconnected to shorepower so whatever the issue was it presumably must have been a battery/alternator issue. Both the charger and batteries are new this year and he has used the boat quite a lot since they were fitted without any indication that anything could have been wrong.

Anyone any idea what could have caused it? Fortunately the boat was already back in its mooring or it could have been very nasty.

Thanks for any thoughts on the cause.